Victory of Principles: Sharad Yadav

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Patna:BJP-led NDA, JDU chief Sharad Yadav described it as a “victory of principles over moneybags”, asserting that the Nitish Kumar-led grouping will win close to 150 seats.

“It was a very difficult fight. On the one hand were moneybags and on the other were principles. It is a victory of principles over moneybags. We will win over 150 seats,” he told.

Misa Bharti, daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, said in Patna that RJD and JDU will win most of the seats as party supporters burst crackers in anticipation of a victory. BJP leaders, who in the early morning were upbeat about their prospects as initial trends showed them ahead, turned subdued.

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Party leader and Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav said it was up to the top brass to analyse the results. However, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar maintained that the fight remained close and was hopeful that they could still turn it around in the later phases of counting.

On that occasion Delhi’s Chief minister Kejriwal congratulates Nitish Kumar on his grand victory.