The battleground is different but JD-U seems to be banking on its success story in Bihar. At an election rally in Noida on the last day of campaigning for the sixth phase,party president Sharad Yadav said if their candidates were elected to power,they would work on the same plans that have made Nitish Kumar the most popular leaders in the country.
Earlier Bihar was one of the worst states in the country,with very little law and order and rampant corruption. Much like the Samajwadi Party and BSP governments that you have seen. But we changed all that in Bihar,and we will in UP as well if we get the chance, he said.
Party sources said JD(U) was looking to get Bihar migrants votes in Noida. There is a large Bihari migrant population in Noida and other urban centres in UP. While the candidate,like Bhaupal Singh Chauhan from Noida,is working to address the problems of all the poor,another area of emphasis is the Bihari vote. We are trying to ensure that we get them by our side, said a party worker.