PM Modi asserts on development, Ram Mandir and Dynastic Opposition in Bihar rally

Quite Clear Nitish Will Again Lead New Govt In Bihar: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the public response during the Bihar Assembly elections clearly indicated that the new government in the state will again be formed under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s leadership.

He made this assertion while addressing the first of his four back-to-back public rallies scheduled in Bihar on Sunday to garner support for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidates in the poll-bound state.

The Prime Minister started his Sunday election tour with a rally in Chapra, the bastion of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad.

Referring to the first phase of Assembly elections in 71 Assembly constituencies on October 28, the Prime Minister said that “it is clear that the new Bihar government will be formed under Nitish’s leadership.”

He also said that a good public gathering in an early morning rally clearly indicated likewise.

“I can imagine the results of the Bihar elections after witnessing such a huge crowd in this rally. I have seen various election rallies in Bihar in the past. Some of the rallies were held close to the election dates. But such a gathering before 10 am in Bihar has not been seen ever. This is an extraordinary scene… people have cast their franchise in huge numbers,” Modi said.

Elections are slated to be held in three phases for the 243 Assembly seats in Bihar. The first phase of elections was held in Bihar on October 28. In the second phase, voting for 94 seats will be held on November 3. In the third phase, 78 seats will go to polls on November 7. Counting will take place on November 10.

It’s double engine govt vs two yuvrajs in Bihar polls: PM

Taking a dig at the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that a ‘double engine government’ was pitted against ‘two yuvrajs’ in the ongoing Bihar Assembly elections. He dubbed it an “alliance of dynasts” who were only concerned about their own families.

One of these ‘yuvrajs’ or princes is a ‘yuvraj of jungle raj’, Modi said at a public rally in Chhapra.

“The second ‘yuvraj’ joined hands with a third ‘yuvraj’ in Uttar Pradesh, but the people rejected them. Now the second ‘yuvraj’ had come to Bihar to seek votes,” Modi added.

He was referring to Tejashwi Yadav, Rahul Gandhi, and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav.

“Once again, there is an opportunity to defeat the yuvrajs. What happened to them in Uttar Pradesh is going to be repeated in Bihar as well,” the Prime Minister said.

He referred to a video clip doing the rounds on the social media, in which a woman was asked why she was voting for Modi. The Prime Minister said that the woman’s answer forced the entire opposition to go silent.

“She said ‘Modi gave ration, pension, electricity, and cooking gas. Should I still vote for you than him?’” the Prime Minister added.

He said that the daughters, women and other people in Bihar were putting the same question to the opposition. “It is because of the power of your vote that I head the government at the Centre and Nitish Kumar in Bihar. It is a double engine government on one side and two ‘yuvrajs’ on the other, including one of the jungle raj,” Modi said without naming anyone.

He claimed that the people’s love and bonding with the BJP had not been liked by political rivals and they had lost sleep.

“In desperation, they are abusing me. They can abuse me, but please don’t vent your anger on the public of Bihar,” he said.

Modi also pointed to the free ration the Centre had been providing to the poor during the coronavirus pandemic in Bihar.

Modi also asserted that the public response during the Assembly elections clearly indicated that the new government in the state will again be formed under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s leadership.

Referring to the first phase of Assembly elections in 71 Assembly constituencies on October 28, the Prime Minister said that “it is clear that the new Bihar government will be formed under Nitish’s leadership”.

He also said that a good public gathering in an early morning rally in Chhapra clearly indicated likewise.

“I can imagine the results of the Bihar elections after witnessing such a huge crowd in this rally. I have seen various election rallies in Bihar in the past. Some of the rallies were held close to the election dates. But such a gathering before 10 am in Bihar has not been seen ever. This is an extraordinary scene… people have cast their franchise in huge numbers,” Modi said.

After the the first rally in Chapra, the bastion of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad, the Prime Minister will address three more rallies in the poll-bound state.

“The opposition leaders are reminded of the ‘poor’ only during polls while they remain focused on their families at other times. Here, you are watching the crown prince of jungle raj. The Congress is also limited to one family only,” he said while addressing a rally in Samastipur in Bihar, his second of the four rallies for the day.

“What have these family-oriented parties working only for themselves given you? If big bungalows are being built, whom are they built for? If palaces are built, whom are they for? If a large number of vehicles worth crores of rupees have arrived, who gets them?”

“Today, if every assessment, every survey is claiming NDA victory, there is a strong reason for it. Our mothers and sisters are again helping to form another NDA government in Bihar,” the Prime Minister added.

During his speech, Modi repeatedly differentiated between what he called ‘jungle raj’ and ‘development’. He cautioned the people of Bihar against going back to the days of being ‘bimar’. “Will you bring back those who made Bihar ill?” he asked the audience in Samastipur.

“They have nothing to do with your development, but with only their own development. This is their truth, this is their way, this is their training,” Modi said while hitting out at the Congress-Rashtriya Janata Dal-Left alliance.

He claimed that a vote for the opposition will mean return to chaos and uncertainty in Bihar.

“Every vote polled for National Democratic Alliance candidates, by which I mean the BJP, Janata Dal-United, Hindustani Awam Morcha, and Vikassheel Insaan Party, will save Bihar from getting sick again.”

Modi said that the BJP will set up 1,000 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) for Bihar’s farmers and create a better environment to attract investment in order to generate jobs.

He claimed that the Left parties, which are fighting elections as part of the Grand Alliance, have a “history of closing down factories”.

Modi also referred to former CM Karpoori Thakur and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel during his speech, alleging that top Congress leader failed to remember India’s ‘Iron Man’ on his birth anniversary on October 31.

He also referred to Samastipur as the land of martyr Aman Kumar, who made the supreme sacrifice in the violent clash between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in June.

Modi Brings Up Ram Mandir In Bihar Rally, Recalls Years Of Prayers & Penance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of Ram Mandir in his rally at Motihari’s Gandhi Maidan in Bihar’s East Champaran district.

“I have come many times to Champaran, in Motihari. But after the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya started, this is the first time I have come among you,” said Modi. He added, “After waiting for centuries, this opportunity has come. It has come after a long period of ‘tap’ (prayers and sacrifices) and ‘tapasya’ (penance). I congratulate all you friends associated with the land of Ramayan.”

The Ram Mandir ‘bhoomi pujan’ took place in August that paved the way for the construction of the temple. This is probably the first time the temple issue was used so strongly by the Prime Minister.

Referring to the free ration scheme during and after the lockdown for crores of underprivileged Indians, Modi connected Diwali and Chhath — two prime festivities of Bihar.

“When the crisis of Corona came in the country, first I thought of the village, the poor and the farmers…Free ration was arranged till Diwali and Chhath Puja for poor families… so that they don’t go hungry,” he said.

While highlighting new and innovative schemes, he focussed on jobs — something that has become an electoral issue this assembly election in Bihar.

Targeting the RJD-Congress alliance, he said: “It is very important for the youth of Bihar to get good and honourable employment in Bihar itself. The question is, who can provide it? Those who gave Bihar the identity of darkness and crime? Those, for whom generating employment is the medium of earning millions?”

Reiterating his stress on “jungle raj”, Modi also took a sharp dig at RJD’s alliance with the Left. “Now in this election, the supporters of Maoism and those who want to tear the country apart have joined hands with the people of Jungle Raj,” he alleged.

In what has come to be the Prime Minister’s favourite political dig this election season, he said that those representing “jungle raj” are concerned about lighting the lantern while NDA is focussed on providing each house with LED.

Lantern has political connotations as well, since it is the RJD’s electoral symbol. Moreover, it signifies a bygone era.

He urged people to vote for the NDA for what he calls “Aatmanirbhar Bihar”.

Going hyper local on his self reliant India theme, Modi said, “Be it farming, animal husbandry, fisheries, industries and enterprises related to it, self-reliant Champaran is an important part of self-sufficient Bihar.”

He added that a dairy plant has already started in the district.

The second phase of Bihar election is on November 3.

Addressing a rally in north Bihar’s Chhapra, Modi used ‘Lakarsunghwa’ word from local dialect for the Rashtriya Janata Dal rule.

“During the RJD rule for 15 years, mothers won’t allow their children to step outside home. They used to create fear in the mind of children about ‘Lakarsunghwa’ who would snatch them. Lakarsunghwa is a word used to describe the kidnapping industry in Bihar. It worked in an organised way. A large numbers of children were kidnapped at that time,” he said.

“I want to put in perspective as to why industries were not established in Bihar at that time. The reason was frequent kidnappings. Threats of kidnapping always loomed over the heads of engineers and contractors. If any industry was ready to work in Bihar, it had first to negotiate extortion money before sending teams to Bihar,” Modi alleged.

The Prime Minister said that after Nitish Kumar-led government came in power in Bihar, it worked in every field like road infrastructures, electricity connectivity to every household, construction of bridges on rivers etc.

“We have extensively worked on the development of waterway by using rivers. Now, we have a water route from Haldia to Varanasi on the Ganga river. We will soon develop a cargo terminal at Kallu Ghat in Patna to promote trade through waterways for people of Bihar. Why did the RJD government did not use it as a trade route. That government had no vision to use natural resources. We have a clear vision,” he said.

“Even since the NDA came to power at the Centre and Bihar, it has given strength to the poor and alleviate their pain,” the Prime Minister said.

“The opposition parties also do not give respect to others. Raghuvansh Babu, a great socialist leader, was humiliated by them (RJD). It is a prime example of their character,” he alleged.

“Over the years, the youth of Bihar faced huge challanges due to language problem in competitive examinations. Children living in Bihar use their mother tongue in school and college education. When it comes to competitive exams, they are unsuccessful due to English language problem. I want to thank the BJP Bihar unit for proposing higher education in the mother tongue. That means if the NDA government returns to power in Bihar, medical, engineering and technical education will be imparted in Hindi,” Modi assured.

Modi again slammed the opposition for creating rumours about the 2019 Pulwama terror attack.

“Recently, our neighbouring country (Pakistan) accepted that the Pulwama attack was carried out by them. It answers the Indian opposition leaders who floated so many rumours and suspicion that may affect the morale of our armed forces . They do not respect the martyrdom of our brave soldiers, a majority of whom are from Bihar. Now, they come here and seek votes to serve their self-interests,” the Prime Minister added.

Opposition indulged in scaremongering on CAA, Art 370: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused certain opposition parties of “scaremongering” on the issues of Citizenship (Amendment) Act and abolition of Article 370 of the Constitution, apart from the Ram Temple issue.

“When the CAA came, they (opposition) spread the lie that the citizenship of many people will be taken away. Today, about a year has passed. Has any Indian lost his citizenship? They have always proved their selfishness by just lying or scaremongering,” the Prime Minister alleged at a public rally at Bagha in Bihar’s West Champaran district to woo the voters ahead of the second phase of Bihar Assembly elections.

He said that the opposition similarly indulged in scaremongering over the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, while pointing out to alleged statements about “river of blood” in this connection.

“Today, with the cooperation of people in the entire country, a grand Ram temple is coming up in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. But, you must not forget those who were questioning the very existence of Lord Ram,” Modi said.

He also accused the opposition of “spreading the lie” that the National Democratic Alliance will abolish reservation for Scheudled Castes and Tribes. “But you know that our government has taken forward reservation for 10 more years,” he added.

He again brought up the issue of ‘jungle raj’ during the RJD rule, claiming that Bihar residents during those days used to scratch their new cars or refused to decorate houses on the outside due to fears of snatchings and looting.

“People themselves scratched new vehicles before exiting automobile showrooms. Quite often, they used to put a dent in their own car while it was still parked in the showrooms,” the Prime Minister claimed.

He said that people in the past had to cough up double the extortion amount demanded if they dared to complain about it to police.

The Prime Minister also talked about education of tribal youths, museums for tribal figures, among other issues. He specifically reached out to the Tharu community during his speech.

Modi urged the electorate to vote for NDA candidates in the second phase of the Bihar elections on November 3, apart from all Assembly bypolls in different states.

Modi to be back in Bihar on Nov 3; live rallies in 200 grounds

As Bihar goes to polls for the second phase on Tuesday, BJP’s biggest crowd puller, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be back in the state campaigning. Interestingly, his rallies will be digitally transmitted to 200 grounds in Bihar where more crowds will assemble.

The Prime Minister has two rallies scheduled for Tuesday — one at Arariya and another at Saharsa. Both the rallies are kept early in the day deliberately.

The first rally is at 9.30 a.m. in the morning when Prime Minister Modi will address, what the BJP is calling a “vishal Jan sabha” at Farbisganj’s Hawai Adda Maidan which comes under Arariya.

The second rally is scheduled at 11.30 a.m. in the morning at Saharsa’s Patel Maidan.

The live telecast of this rally is being organised by BJP is 200 grounds in Bihar which will be beamed digitally.

Large screens are being put in all those 200 grounds for the assembled crowd to watch Modi in real time.

Mid to senior level BJP leaders are also asked to be in attendance in all those grounds to enthuse the crowd.

The second phase of poll on Tuesday will be held across 17 districts of Bihar.

A total 94 seats are at stake in this phase where the BJP will fight it out at 46 seats while the JD-U at 43 to defeat RJD-Congress-Left alliance in the state.

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