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Bihar voted against return of RJD’s rule: CPI-M

The CPI-ML said NDA's electoral performance was the outcome of people's anger against the "RJD kind of politics" and not a vote for Nitish Kumar government.

Written by Agencies | Patna | Published: May 18, 2009 6:38:50 pm

The CPI-ML,which contested the just concluded Lok Sabha polls in alliance with CPI and CPI-M in Bihar and drew blank,on Monday said NDA’s electoral performance was the outcome of people’s anger against the “RJD kind of politics” and not a vote for Nitish Kumar government.

Stating that the outcome of the elections in Bihar appeared at variance with the national verdict,CPI-ML general secretary Dipanker Bhattacharya said “It is a vote against the people’s fear of RJD’s resurgence and NDA reaped the maximum benefit of this fear.”

Bhattacharya said,”Bihar has heaved a sigh of relief following the nightmarish legacy of the RJD’s misrule,and the state (electorate) used the elections as an occasion to deliver a big blow to RJD’s kind of politics and certainly not a positive vote for Nitish Kumar government.”

During electioneering,support for Left candidates was visible but it was not translated into votes,he said,adding that the party would review the reasons behind the debacle.

Stating that Congress had managed to come close to the majority mark in the absence of a proper alternative,the CPI-ML leader said “this relative preference for the Congress by no means amounts to a popular endorsement for the pro-corporate economic polices and pro-US foreign policy pursued by the UPA government as these policies were responsible for all round crisis.”

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