Is Nitish Kumar asking for mercy in Bihar polls?
New Delhi : Nitish Kumar recently announced that this will be his last election that is contesting from Bihar and Congress has called it a 'mercy plea' filed before people to get the votes.
Congress leader P Chidambaram said that with his statement, Nitish Kumar has conceded defeat in the ongoing Bihar elections. The senior Congress leader also alleged that the "last election" ploy was a "plea for mercy" due to Kumar's non-performance.
"When Mr Nitish Kumar declares that this will be his 'last election' he has effectively conceded defeat," Chidambaram said on Twitter.
Mr Chidambaram also mentioned that by saying this is his last election, Nitish Kumar is not asking for vote based on performance, but has filed a plea for mercy on the basis of his non-performance.
"Why should the people of Bihar vote for a person who, if elected, will be a lame duck from day one," he asked.
Elections in Bihar are being conducted in three phases. While people across 71 constituencies voted on October 28, those from 94 constituencies will cast their ballot November 3 and the rest on November 7. Results of the polls on the 243-seat assembly will be declared on November 10.