Nitish Going Soft on Terror: Modi

Blames the Centre and the Nitish Govt for lack of progress and vows to bring the state to development track

Published: 28th March 2014 08:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2014 08:04 AM   |  A+A-


BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday lashed out at the Nitish Kumar Government in the state and the Centre for going soft on terrorism.

“Thousands of tourists visit Bihar, attracted by Buddha. Tourism provides opportunities to the poorest of the poor. After the terror attack in Bodh Gaya last year, the number of tourists visiting the state has dropped,” he said at an election rally in Gaya.“Terrorism divides, but tourism unites,” said the Gujarat Chief Minister. 

Taking a dig at Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar at Sasaram here, Modi said: “She is very powerful, but people in her constituency are living without power and water.”

He targeted the Congress for its “utter failure” in fulfilling the promises made during the 2009 polls.

He also said that the Congress had made only false promises in its manifesto released on Wednesday.

In a veiled attack on the Congress, he asked:, “What happened to their promise of 10 per cent growth in manufacturing sector? They have virtually dragged the nation backwards.” Modi said Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her Shehzada (Rahul) had no concern for the farmers and they did not comply with the Supreme Court order and let the foodgrain rot. “Rotten foodgrain are sold to liquor manufacturers,” he said. 

Commotion at Rally

Commotion broke out on Thursday at the venue of a rally here in Bihar shortly before  Narendra Modi was to address it prompting police to resort to a mild lathicharge.

The chaotic situation started in one corner of the rally as a section of people barged into media enclosure. When police tried to control them, the crowd broke the barricade and thrown shoes and water bottles on policemen.

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