"This result is mysterious and looks like magic," was Lalu's first reaction after the RJD and its ally the Lok Janshakti Party were routed in the elections.
Lalu said he will look into the mysterious results and at the same time review the defeat of the RJD-LJP combine. "Jadui result ka pata karenge, yeh chamatkar kaise hua," Lalu said in chaste Hindi.
The RJD chief congratulated Nitish Kumar on his win, but pointed out that he will not wish the Bharatiya Janata Party. "I will not congratulate the BJP for it is a communal party. There is no question of praising them," he said.He also added that he accepted the people's mandate and will cooperate with Nitish Kumar in running the government.