"The elections to the Legislative Council is not a mandate by the people. Common man do not take part in this election. Elected representatives cast their votes. Hence, it is wrong to say that this is the trend for the upcoming Assembly elections," Tyagi said.

However, he admitted that the JD(U)-RJD combine will have to work harder and closely with each other for the Assembly elections.

The Legislative Council election results in Bihar brought jubilation to the state unit of BJP. Party leaders said it had laid bare the writing on the wall for the Nitish Kumar-Lalu Prasad Yadav alliance in the upcoming assembly elections in the state.

The party had swept the Legislative Council polls for 24 seats in an election, which was seen as a litmus test for the JD(U)-RJD combine.

"Assembly elections will see polls in 243 seats. The council election were in only 24 seats. I agree with the statement of BJP that this is a trailer. Many a times, the trailer of the film is very good but the actual film turns out to be bad," he said.
    
The JD(U) general secretary also said, "Amit Shah is wrong in claiming that BJP gave the first OBC Prime Minister. Chaudhary Charan Singh and HD Deve Gowda, hailing from OBC, had occupied the post earlier."

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