"Janata maalik hai (public is boss)", said Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar while responding to the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) stunning victory in Delhi polls.
He was accosted by reporters after a function in memory of BJP icon Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, where he shared the stage with is deputy, the BJP's Sushil Kumar Modi. His terse comment may not be pleasing to ally BJP, defeated after a high-voltage campaign starring Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and the party's top leaders.
Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United (JDU) contested two seats of Delhi's 70 seats in alliance with the BJP but he campaigned in three seats. The JDU was trailing in both constituencies by huge margins. This is the first time the BJP had accommodated smaller Bihar allies to take on Arvind Kejriwal and AAP in Delhi.