He also added that development was the main agenda of the grand alliance of the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress in the state assembly polls.

Nitish Kumar denied allegations that 'jungle raj' had returned to the state after he joined hands with Lalu Prasad. The Chief Minister said the state had developed in the last 10 years and his government had worked for its development, with justice for all.

"Bihar had its own model of development and now had a positive image in the public mind. It recorded high growth rate and witnessed the development of basic infrastructure to human development in the last one decade," the JD-U leader stated.

He said that children in the age group of 6 -14 were brought to school. "There were 12 percent children out of school in 2005, which had now been reduced to 1.72 percent," Nitish Kumar cited. The Chief Minister added the state government stressed mainly on girl education through several schemes like free uniforms and cycle distribution to increase their enrollment in schools.

Nitish Kumar added the power situation too improved in Bihar, with per capita consumption of electricity increasing from 70 kwh in 2005 to 203 kwh in 2015. "In 2015, the average availability of power in urban areas is 22 to 24 hours and 15 to 16 hours in rural areas," he mentioned.

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