PATNA: Bihar needs the leadership of both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda said on Sunday.
He was addressing a rally in Gaya which marked the beginning of NDA’s election campaign in the state. The first physical election rally since the coronavirus breakout was attended by about 7000 people.
Nadda called upon the people of Bihar to vote for the NDA candidates to strengthen the hands of PM Modi. “Leadership of India is secured in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it is important that the leadership of Bihar is secured with Nitish Kumar,” he said.
“When you are voting, don’t fail to recall the difference between the Bihar of Lalu Prasad’s time and the Bihar under Nitish Kumar-led NDA”, Nadda said adding that the NDA works for development with justice.
“What was happening during Lalu’s rule? Crimes, corruption, carnages, kidnapping and total anarchy coupled with commotion and collapsed administration system. Now, Bihar is on the path of progress with good governance, better law and order, road, electricity and safety,” he claimed.
Lauding the performances of the NDA government in the last 15 years, Nadda said that PM Modi has changed the culture of politics from when it used to be based on mere ‘promises’ and ‘caste-lines’ to ‘developments for all with all”.
“Nitish Kumar-led NDA government has set a benchmark of development in Bihar taking care of everyone even during the pandemic,” he asserted.
Nadda targeted the opposition RJD and said that those who rose to power drawing upon the legacy of Jayaprakash Narayan have ended up joining hands with the very Congress party which the legendary socialist leader dislodged from power.
Nadda was sharing the stage with Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP state president Sanjay Jaiswal and JD-U leader RCP Singh and HAM leader Jitan Ram Manjhi. In Gaya, NDA had put up 10 candidates including 4 by BJP and 3 by JD-U and 3 by HAM.
Nitish to campaign from Monday via virtual rallies
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