The Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind – Engineer Muhammad Salim welcomed the election results in Bihar and termed it a referendum on one and a half year of misgovernanceby the NDA government and its inability to contain the fascist tendencies of its supporters. The country was witnessing an unprecedented climate of hatred fuelled by the various provocative statements made by the fascist elements. The Dadri lynching incident, killing of GovindPansare and M.M. Kalburgi along with the increasing attacks on the Dalits created a sense of insecurity and fear among the depressed classes, minorities and social activists. The BJP played out a very communal campaign in Bihar from the very beginning to polarize the voters and even got reprimanded by the Election Commission. However the people of Bihar saw through the divisive agenda of the BJP and have given a clear message to the entire country that India cannot accept the policies of hatred and division and will remain strong and united.
Jamaat extends its felicitations to the leaders of the Mahagatbandhan on their splendid victory in a very closely contested election and hopes that the new government led by Mr. Nitish Kumar will offer good governance and fulfill the promises made to the electorate at the time of elections.
Jamaat also hopes that the BJP will carry out genuine introspection over its policies and approach towards nation building and will abandon its communal agenda and animosity towards minorities.