Patna: Welcoming the Election Commission's announcement of Bihar assembly poll schedule, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Wednesday, expressed confidence that JD(U)-RJD alliance will emerge victorious.
“People who are satisfied with our work will vote for us,” Kumar said.
The CM said that he has no problems with the polls being held in phases. “The Election Commission has to conduct fair and free elections...we are used to elections in stages in Bihar.”
Interestingly, just minutes before the election Code of Conduct came into force, the Bihar government matched the Centre in increasing the Dearness Allowance to state government employees. The Centre had announced the high in DA of central employees earlier in the day.
On whether he has tried to neutralise the gain that the BJP hoped to garner by the hike in DA, Kumar said, “It was an old decision to increase DA in accordance with Central government, nothing new.”