Patna: Janata Dal-United chief Nitish Kumar has made a U-turn over ‘antim chunav’ (last poll) remark, saying it was an ‘utterance’ made by him which people ‘misunderstood’.
Issuing a clarification over his remark, Nitish on Thursday said that he was not talking about retirement and he says “the same thing at the last rally in every election ant bhala to sab bhala (all is well that ends well)”.
“Listen to what I said before and after it and you will understand the context. Had you done so, you would not have misunderstood it,” he said.
“I have been selflessly serving people. Still, some people succeeded in creating some confusion. You must have noted the anxieties triggered in public mind following the projections of the exit polls,” he added.
During an election rally, Kumar had said this was his “antim chunav“, inciting speculations that he might retire after the Bihar Assembly Elections 2020. However, the JD(U) has now clarified that he is not going to retire from active politics very soon.