November 24th- The day of three CMs. Nitish kumar was re-endorsed, BS Yeddyurappa was asked to continue and Rosaiah was allowed to resign.
Huge, massive, thumping, unprecedented, landslide, overwhelming… … … dictionary/ vocabulary is unable to define the verdict of Bihar. It was a clean victory in a clean election, where development was the only Issue. No false promises, no allurements, no big money involvement. More cheerful news: It was a clear case of “cast your vote and not vote your caste!” Votes were not purchased, not stolen, not manipulated and not managed too. It was a sheer stamp of a massive approval.
As Nitish kumar, the harbinger of New Bihar, in all his humility puts it- “it was a victory of the people of Bihar rather than NDA. It was a people’s election. They had choice- either to march towards a better, developed, prosperous Bihar OR walk towards the dark days of the past.” They voted for their own future. And that too in what number? Mind boggling might just the better word which can describe it.
WILL the other states be able to emulate the example of Nitish and the voters of Bihar? Will the future elections are fought similarly only on the developmental issues rather than the “petty verbal stone throwing” ones? Will the gawky dance of the brutal money power stop? Yes. The people of the so-described “backward” state have surely opened the eyes of those so-called “forward” states. It is a lesson for both the elected and electors. Hats off to Nitish.
AND the BJP’s performance? It is more astonishing and just fantastic. It had contested 102 seats and was successful in 91 seats. One of the best or the best STRIKING RATE in a 20-20 match if described as a cricketing slang. And the money that is learnt to have spent in the elections is also very negligible. Sushil Modi the crusader, surely deserved congratulations. Top of all, both Nitish and Sushil Modi were “calmness personified” in their moments of glory.
Should not these “best practices” be emulated elsewhere?