Aurangabad (Bihar) [India], August 2 (ANI): Bihar Minister and BJP leader Samrat Chaudhary on Sunday said that the party has accepted Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister despite the JD(U) having just 43 seats as opposed to the BJP's 75 seats in the state legislative assembly.
"In the present alliance, Nitish Kumar won 43 seats and we won 74 seats. But still, we have accepted Nitish Kumar as the chief minister," Samrat Choudhary said at an event organized by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in Aurangabad.
BJP leader Samrat said that this is not new while recalling the BJP-JD(U) alliance results in the previous election. He added, "The BJP had won 68-69 seats in 2000 while the JD(U) managed just 37 and, despite this, the party had accepted Nitish Kumar as the chief minister."
He further alleged that that running the coalition government in Bihar was a challenging task as the NDA consists of four political parties with different ideologies.
"We have a coalition government; it is not our independent govt. It is very challenging for us to work in Bihar as four ideologies are working together. In such a situation, we have to tolerate many things," he added.
In the recent election which was held in November last year, the BJP had won 74 seats, JD-U 43, while eight seats were won by other National Democratic Alliance (NDA) constituents. (ANI)