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You got it wrong, Nitish Kumar tells journalists about 'last poll' remark

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday sought to clarify his recent "aakhiri chunaav" (last poll) remark which had triggered intense speculations, and claimed that it was an utterance made by him whenever he wrapped up an election campaign, but it was "misunderstood" this time. The JD(U) president was talking to journalists for the first time after results for the Assembly elections came out and the NDA got a clear majority, though his own party suffered a slump and got outperformed by junior partner BJP. The JD(U) won 43 seats against the saffron party's 71.

"You guys did not get it right. I say the same thing at the last rally in every election — anth bhala to sab bhala (all is well that ends well)," said Kumar when asked about his closing remarks at an election meeting he addressed in Purnia district last week, shortly before campaigning for the final phase of polls came to an end.

News source ~ First Post