Patna, Sep 18 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) celebrated its good show in state by-election on Thursday.
The RJD-Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) won eight seats in the by-election for 18 legislative assembly seats, a major setback to ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U).
JD (U) bagged three seats while its ally Bharatiya Janata Party won two seats.
RJD activists gathered at the party office and burst crackers and distributed sweets to celebrate the win.
Rabri Devi, leader of opposition in Bihar legislative assembly, termed the results as referendum against the ruling government.
"Bihar government led by Nitish Kumar is fooling the public. The people of Bihar have understood it and that's why they have rejected the ruling party. I congratulate the people of Bihar. I am sure that people will keep on voting for Rashtriya Janata Dal alliance," said Devi.
RJD failed poorly in Lok Sabha election in April-May this year, winning just four seats out of the total 40 in Bihar. (ANI)