Patna, Nov 24 (ANI): Terming the victory of his NDA-JD(U) alliance as a victory for development, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday, pledged to work harder for the betterment of Bihar during his second innings.
Addressing media, after the JD(U)-BJP combine sweep in the Bihar assembly polls, Kumar said: "I am grateful to the people of Bihar and promise them to work more hard in the near future."
"We have no magic wand, but the people's trust. I will need to work harder than I did in last five years and I will not hesitate to do it," he added.
He said the state had defeated the politics of caste and religion and that the verdict in the elections was the people's stamp of approval for an agenda of development.
"The poll verdict marks a new story for the state. It will have its effect outside the state also," he added.
He further claimed that there has been massive improvement in the law and order situation in the state in the past five years.
Pointing out that there were only stray incidents of violence during the staggered polls spread over a month, he thanked the Election Commission for its efforts in ensuring a fair and peaceful voting.
Kumar said the Commission would definitely realise that there was a change on the law and order front in the state. (ANI)