As the grand alliance of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress romped home in the Bihar Assembly elections on Sunday, an upbeat Tejaswi Yadav said development would be a priority of the new government.

"Our priority is development and only development of Bihar," he told the media here.

The cricketer-turned-politician son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad was in the lead from the Raghopur constituency over BJP candidate Satish Rai.

"We will take Bihar on the developmental path and ensure the state becomes a model one," he said.

Tejaswi also thanked the people of Bihar for voting the Grand Alliance into power.

He, however, refused to say anything on his likely role in the next government, led by Nitish Kumar.

His elder brother Tej Pratap, who won from Mahua Assembly seat, is widely seen as Lalu Prasad's successor in the RJD.