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Bihar deserves more, you have to choose, says PM Modi at Bhagalpur rally

PM Modi on Friday once again attacked the previous regime in Bihar, which he said supported the Maoists and wants to make the state sick and helpless, while the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) wants to work to help people of the eastern state.

bihar-election Updated: Oct 23, 2020, 16:31 IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Screengrab)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday once again attacked the previous regime in Bihar, which he said supported the Maoists and wants to make the state sick and helpless, while the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), he said, wants to work to help the people of the eastern state.

The Prime Minister once again invoked the alleged reign of “crime and ‘loot” during the 15-year rule of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), as he sought people’s vote for the NDA to ensure the state’s continuous journey towards “development”. He had attacked Lalu Prasad Yadav’s party earlier in the day during rallies in Dehri as well as Gaya.

“This is my third rally today, the mandate of people is clearly with the NDA government under the leadership of Nitish Kumarji. The mandate of Bihar is clear wherever I have gone I have seen, the people of Bihar have decided to reelect Nitishji and make NDA win again to ensure the speed of Bihar’s development increases,” PM Modi said during a public address in Bhagalpur, his third rally in the day in poll-bound Bihar.

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PM Modi targeted the opposition parties, including the RJD and Congress in the state, and said that they had done nothing else than filling their own coffers and looting the state. “They never cared for the underprivileged sections of the society. Bihar is that place where the seeds of democracy were sown, can development and democracy thrive in jungle raj? Bihar deserves corruption-free government,” he said.

Modi sought votes for another term of the NDA government under chief minister Nitish Kumar. “People of Bihar know that it is important to make Nitish Kumar the CM again for faster development of the state. The parties who are today standing against NDA are against the growth of the country,” he said. “Bihar deserves a quality education. Can it be ensured by those who don’t even know the value of education or by those who are working 24/7 to bring IITs and IIMs to Bihar?” he asked.

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He added that whenever Bihar has trusted these people, they have betrayed Bihar and its pride. “These people will take Bihar to the old path of destruction and will not develop it,” he added.

Kumar had returned to the BJP-led NDA in 2017 after fighting against it in the last assembly polls in 2015.

Congress party’s Rahul Gandhi also attended big rallies in Bihar, where assembly elections start in phases from next week. Gandhi launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Modi on Friday as he raised the border row between India and China as well as the migrant crisis in his first election address in Hisua. “Don’t lie to Biharis, Modi ji. Did you give jobs to Biharis? Last elections, PM promised two crores jobs, no one got them. In public, he says I bow my head to the army, farmers, labourers and traders. But once he reaches home, he only works for Ambani and Adani,” the Congress leader said.

The Prime Minister is slated to hold 12 election rallies in Bihar from Friday. Bihar assembly elections will be held in three phases -- October 28, November 3, and 7 -- and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.

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