Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while asserting that the ruling BJP at the central government might be contemplating an early Lok Sabha election, stated on Monday, "'We are always prepared' (Humlog har samay taiyyar hai)."
Nitish Kumar, the leader of JD (U), who had severed ties with the BJP a year ago and has been a pivotal figure in uniting various opposition parties to create the INDIA bloc, also emphasized that the coalition of multiple parties remained 'unified,' dismissing concerns of internal discord.
"I have been saying that the NDA government at the Centre is planning to hold early Lok Sabha polls. Humlog Har Samai Tayyar Hai (We are always ready) ... Let them hold it early," Nitish Kumar, as reported by NDTV.
The Chief Minister made this statement in response to questions from journalists who inquired about his opinion regarding the potential early scheduling of Lok Sabha elections by the Central government.
Nitish Kumar said, "We all are united and intact. We have been working for the people and will continue to serve people. We have done a lot of developmental work in Bihar. From constructing good roads, bridges, electricity, and drinking water facilities to several other infrastructural projects, we have done a lot of work in the state. The electorate will make the final decision (Janta Faisla Legi)".
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who was also present there, told reporters, "We are intact and will unitedly fight the coming polls", as reported by NDTV.
Mr. Kumar, who has consistently argued that the media is constrained under the current government, additionally expressed that a change in leadership would bring about 'mukti' (liberation) for the journalist community.
"Let the government at the Center change, you (Journalists) people will get 'mukti'. Right now the media is being controlled by the government at the Centre. I am in support of journalists. When everyone gets full freedom, journalists will write what they like," he said.