On the last day of poll campaign, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced that this was going to be his last election and “all is well that ends well”. The poll is day after tomorrow and it is my last election…all is well that ends well)”, said Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar while addressing a public meeting at Dhamdaha in Purnia district of northeast Bihar.
Nitish kumar made an emotional appeal to electors to cast their votes in favor of JDU candidate from Dhamdaha seat Lesie Singh.
Being the second longest serving chief minister of Bihar after its first CM Sri Krishna Singh who served from April 1946 to January 1961, Nitish Kumar (69) will turn 70 year old on March 1, next year. Nitish has so far served as the Bihar CM for more than 14 years in three different periods of time. Kumar, who is seeking a fourth straight term in office, has been criss-crossing the state which is due to vote in the third polls on November 7. The results for the election will be announced on November 10.
The final phase of the elections will be held on 78 seats where the the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and JD(U) face the challenge of retaining their old seats. For the BJP, the challenge will be to repeat its success of the 2010 elections. At least 2.35 crore voters will decide the electoral fate of more than 1,200 candidates, including the Speaker and some members of the state cabinet, in this phase covering 78 constituencies across 19 north Bihar districts.