Will fight Bihar assembly polls under chief minister Nitish Kumar’s leadership, says BJP chief JP Nadda
While addressing the party’s Bihar working committee via video conferencing, Nadda expressed confidence in the BJP, JD(U) and LJP alliance in the state. “We will fight Bihar polls together and emerge victorious,” he said.Updated: Aug 23, 2020, 13:29 IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party, Janata Dal(United) and Lok Janshakti Party will fight elections together in Bihar under the leadership of chief minister Nitish Kumar, BJP national president JP Nadda said on Sunday amid speculations over the fate of the NDA alliance in the eastern state.
While addressing the party’s Bihar working committee via video conferencing, Nadda expressed confidence in the BJP, JD(U) and LJP alliance in the state. “We will fight Bihar polls together and emerge victorious,” he said about the Bihar assembly polls due in October-November this year.
Nadda’s comments come at a time when the JD(U) and LJP have been training guns at each other with the Kumar-led party even saying their alliance in the state is only with the BJP, even as the Ram Vilas Paswan’s outfit has been questioning the chief minister’s leadership.
“People of Bihar look at the BJP and the NDA with the expectation that we will change the fate and picture of the state. You all (BJP workers) are going to be an ambassador of change. For this we have to contest at each and every booth to win and add value not only for BJP contestants but also for alliance partners,” the BJP president told party workers during the virtual meeting.
Pointing towards the challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, Nadda asked party workers to take all precautions of physical and social distancing and resort to small door to door campaigning, which he said was the best form given the trying times.
“Touch all sections of the society, all age groups of people and tell them about the work done by the Centre and state,” he added.
The senior leader also slammed the opposition in Bihar as well as other states saying, “they have become a spent force.”
He also renewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch for self-reliance. “In Bihar, we have to take forward the Makhana industry, Madhubani painting, and Bhagalpur’s Silk industry in a push for PM Modi’s local for vocal initiative,” he said.
“Litchi of Muzaffarpur, honey of Madhubani, we all have to pursue a self-reliant India,” he added.
Nadda also lauded Bihar’s Covid-19 recovery rate that stands at 73.48% and congratulated the state government for conducting one lakh tests and 10 crore door to door screenings.