Banka (Bihar), Oct 29 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Friday appreciated the voters of Bihar for voting former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav out of power due to his bad governance in the State for around 15 years.
Advani praised the voters of Bihar for analysing the bad governance of Lalu Prasad that ended his party's governance of 15 years by voting him out of rule.
"I request all the voters here that it's not just the responsibility but the duty of voters that they should go to the voting booth and cast their votes depending on what they like. Voters have a duty that is to award those who had good governance and those who failed to do so, should be punished," said Advani, while addressing the media persons here.
"And I really appreciate the people of Bihar as they noticed after 15 years of rule that it was not a good rule and thus they punished. They used to think that building roads will only benefit those who ride vehicles and thus they did not do so, and you punished them," he added.
Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Chief Minister of Bihar during 1990 to 1997 before steeping down from his post after being allegedly involved in a fodder scam.
Lalu's wife later took charge as the Chief Minister of the State from 1997 to 2005, which was followed by brief interruptions.
Bihar is currently run by a coalition of the regional Janata Dal United (JD-U) and the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The State will elect a new 243-seat assembly in a staggered month-long polling in six phases in which over 55 million electorates are expected to cast their franchise. Counting of votes will take place on November 24. (ANI)