Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
on Sunday asked BJP and Congress to respect the regional parties
because of their dominance in states.
Kumar said the coalition era will continue and big
parties like Congress and BJP should respect the regional
parties for their dominance in the states.
Kumar, JD(U) leader, is heading a coalition government in
the state with BJP as its junior partner.
"Congress should respect the federal structure of the
country and also respect regional parties," he said.
Kumar congratulated Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav
on being elected as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
Wishing him success, Kumar told reporters he has full
blessing for the Samajwadi Party leader, who will be able to
stabilise the law and order situation in the state.
"I wish he lives upto expectations of the people," he
said and also congratulated Akali Dal leader Prakash Singh
Badal for his victory in Punjab.
Citing the budget session of Bihar assembly, he said
was unable to attend the swearing-in function of Badal in
The chief minister also condemned the killing of IPS
officer Narendra Kumar Singh in Madhya Pradesh.