Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday said he won't be surprised if RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav becomes the chief minister of Bihar. The Grand Alliance, spearheaded by the RJD and with the Congress and Left parties as its members, has already announced Tejashwi as its CM candidate.
"A young man without any support, whose family members are in jail and CBI, IT Department is behind him, is challenging everyone in a state like Bihar. I won't be surprised if Tejashwi Yadav becomes Bihar CM tomorrow," Raut told news agency ANI.
The 31-year-old has been camapigning daily to impress voters for the Grand Alliance. Tejashwi is up against an experienced BJP rival in Raghopur constituency. Tejashwi and Satish Kumar are among 12 candidates in the fray from Raghopur seat in the 2020 Bihar polls.
The Chirag Paswan-headed Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has fielded Rakesh Roshan to make the contest triangular.
Tejashwi has been campaigning in the absence of his father Lalu Prasad, who is serving a jail term in fodder scam cases.
Voting concluded on 71 constituencies spread across 16 districts in the first phase of Bihar Assembly elections on Wednesday. Polling for the second phase is to take place on November 3 and for the third phase on November 7.
The results will be declared followed by counting of votes on November 10.