Patna: The BJP-led NDA will form the next government with two-thirds majority in Bihar due to the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday. "Modi s popularity remains intact and people still have faith in him as reflected in his rallies with large gathering.
He is one of the main factor of BJP-led NDA to get two-thirds majority in Bihar assembly polls," Jaitely said at a press conference in the party office here. He said that besides Modi s popularity, another factor contributing to the victory of the NDA is that people want to vote for the party or alliance which is in power at the Centre for formation of a friendly state government for development.
Third factor is that the grand alliance of the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress is an opportunist alliance with no focus on development. Jaitley said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has established a clear lead in the third phase of the assembly polls held on Wednesday, like in the first and second phases.
"We hope that BJP-led NDA will establish lead in remaining fourth phase on November 1 and fifth phase on November 5 polls," Jaitley said.