"We thank the people for giving a landslide verdict to the Grand Alliance at the hustings. All Congress legislators and ministers will strive hard to live up to everyone's expectation", he told reporters after review meeting of the Congress' performance at the elections.
Congress bagged 27 seats out of 41 it contested in alliance with RJD and JD(U). The Grand Alliance swept the polls winning a staggering 178 seats to form government. As per a formula worked out, all three constituents were rewarded one ministerial berth against five MLAs with
Congress getting five ministerial berths against its 27 seats though only four ministers have been included in Nitish Kumar Ministry so far.
The Chief Minister has kept his word on banning liquor in Bihar in the face of revenue loss of Rs 4,000 crore a year, the state Congress president said. He said the state government also proposed to provide wi-fi facility in all educational institutions in the state.
Referring to organisational matters, Chaudhary said party leaders, including MLAs and MLCs, attended the review meeting to take stock of the Congress' performance.
It was decided in the meeting that all ministers from Congress will spend a day on weekly basis at Sadaqat Ashram, the party headquarters, to listen to the problems of fellow party workers and common man, while the legislators will do so one every fortnight, he said.
Chaudhary said the party has decided to expand its base at the grass root level for which district unit chiefs and legislators have been asked to make recommendation for
block unit presidents.