BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday appealed to the people to give the NDA alliance a shot at power in Bihar for bringing prosperity to all regions, including Seemanchal, of the eastern state.
“You have experienced 25-year rule of Lalu and Nitish. Now, you give a chance to the NDA. You will see prosperity in Bihar,” Shah told an election rally at the Rangbhoomi ground here.
“People migrate to other provinces to make a living. If the NDA is voted to power, we will put an end to migration by setting up industries.”
The BJP president blamed all the previous state governments for the lack of progress in Seemanchal, and added that his party would bring prosperity to the region if voted to power. “This time, Seemanchal MLAs will form the NDA government in the state,” he asserted.
Shah also touched on the loss incurred by maize farmers in the region due to cyclonic storms in April. “Seemanchal farmers get the least price for maize crop and their misery must be ended,” he said. At the same time, Shah appealed to BJP workers to make the people aware about the schemes, including the `1.25 lakh crore special package announced for Bihar, launched by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.
Located in the north-eastern part of Bihar, the Muslim-dominated Seemanchal is one of the most backward regions in the state. The BJP did not win a single seat in Seemanchal in the 2014 general elections. Of the 24 assembly constituencies in Seemanchal, the BJP had won only 12 in the previous state elections.