Patna, January 8: Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar on Monday said Narendra Modi will again become the Prime Minister of India after the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. While speaking at the Lok Samvad at his official residence, Kumar said he did not see any threat to PM Modi getting back to power in 2019 as the NDA can easily get the majority. Kumar was quoted in a PTI report saying, “I am quite confident that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will again become the prime minister after the Lok Sabha polls... But the people are supreme, they will take the decision ultimately”. Nitish Kumar Pitches New Deal For 2019 Lok Sabha Elections: 16 Seats in Bihar For JD(U), 17 For BJP.
The Bihar Chief Minister said the victory in three states- Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan should not make the Opposition euphoric, as BJP has got a higher vote share. “In MP, BJP’s vote share is high, while in Rajasthan, it is 0.4% less. I don’t think Vidhan Sabha polls outcome will have any impact on national polls,” he said.
Speaking on the Rafale row, Kumar said that Rafale fighter aircraft deal with France was no issue anymore after the debate in the Lok Sabha and Supreme Court verdict. The Bihar Chief Minister said that the mahaghatbandhan (grand alliance) in Bihar- that comprises of RJD, Congress, HAM, RLSP and Sharad Yadav’s LJD, has no future even though it attempts to make caste equations to gain electoral success by cobbling up with various political parties. “They (RJD and others like it) have made such attempts in the past also. But these equations have no force as people will ultimately vote on the work of a party,” Kumar said.