"Had a telephone conversation with Shri @nitishkumar & congratulated him on the victory," PM Modi tweeted as the mahaghatbhandhan of JD (U), RJD and Congress surged towards a convincing victory in the elections.

Immediately thereafter, Kumar tweeted, "Just received a phone call from the Prime Minister congratulating me. Thank you Modiji."

Having backed Nitish Kumar in the high-stakes poll contest, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulated the JD(U) leader for his 'historic victory' as trends showed the grand alliance surging ahead of the BJP-led NDA in Bihar. "Many congratulations Nitishji on this historic victory," Kejriwal said in a post in Hindi on Twitter.

He had earlier said it was important that BJP lost the Assembly elections in Bihar so that it realises that 'hate politics' will not work in the country.
"It is important that BJP lose Bihar so that they know that hate politics will not work in this country. People want love and peace, not hate," Delhi Chief Minister had said on Twitter.

Kumar, the two-time Chief Minister of Bihar, is set to take charge of the state for the third time after today's win.

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