PM Shri Narendra Modi addresses three rallies
in the wake of upcoming Bihar assembly polls
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed three public meetings on 23 October at Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur. The people came out in large numbers to listen to the Prime Minister expressing their support for NDA in the coming assembly elections. As the massive gatherings at all these venues swelled, the PM’s appeal to support NDA candidates in the polls received overwhelming response from the people. The highlights of the meetings are following:
Biada Ground, Sasaram
Addressing his maiden rally in poll bound Bihar, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi appealed to the voters of the state and said that NDA will return to power in the state. He said NDA is committed to build a strong and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bihar’. “Even before polls people of Bihar gave their message, all surveys show NDA govt will retain power in the state,” PM Modi said in Sasaram.
Addressing the people of Bihar PM slammed the opposition parties for opposing the farm bills and said that cry against MSP is just an excuse to protect middlemen.
He further said NDA govt abrogated Article 370. These people say they will bring it back if they come to power. After saying this they dare to ask for votes from Bihar. Is this not an insult of Bihar – the state which sends its sons and daughters to the borders to protect the country ?
PM accused RJD-led opposition to make Bihar a ‘Bimaru’ state and said, “The people who once ruled Bihar are again looking at the developing state with their greedy eyes. But, Bihar must not forget who pushed them backwards, that was the time when there was worsening law & order situation and corruption in the state.”
Lauding the people of Bihar for the way they are fighting the battle against COVID-19, PM said that the decisions and steps taken by the state government and people of Bihar against the pandemic are highly commendable.
“Bihar lost its two sons recently. I pay my respects to Ram Vilas PaswanJi, who was with me till his last breath and gave his entire life for the welfare of the poor and Dalits. Similarly, Babu Raghuvansh Prasad Singh ji also worked for the poor. I pay respects to him,” PM Modi said while beginning his speech.
Gandhi Maidan, Gaya
In Bhagalpur, PM said that the people of Bihar have decided to bring NDA back to power under CM Shri Nitish Kumar. He tore into the opposition for ‘not caring about farmers’ and reiterated that the farm laws will benefit the farming community in the state. Prime Minister also highlighted the Central government’s Swamitva yojna and pressed for ‘Aatmanirbhar’ call by urging voters to ‘buy local’.
PM Shri Modi slammed corrupt ‘family politicians’ and said that those who did politics for gains of their own families, do not deserve to return to power in the state.
People of Bihar know that it is important to make Shri 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, said PM Shri Modi.
He further stated that 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 AIIMS to Bihar?
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi urged each and every citizen of Bihar that they must cast their vote in the upcoming Bihar elections, following all the guidelines and social distancing norms related to coronavirus. Also, I will like to appeal to all to ‘Go Local’ while you shop for the festivals this year, promote local artisans, said PM Shri Modi.
Hawai Adda Maidan, Bhagalpur
Shortly later, while addressing a rally in Gaya, PM talked about the developments undertaken by the NDA government in the state. Slamming the Mahagathbandhan for ‘supporting Naxals’, PM said that the NDA is committed to empowering Bihar.
He said, “The opposition parties have formed a ‘pitara’ against NDA, they call it ‘Mahagathbandhan’. But each and every citizen of Bihar is aware of every bit of that Mahagathbandhan which allowed Naxal movement in the past.”
When action is taken on people who break the country, these people go and stand with them, PM Shri Modi stated, adding that the model of these people has been to make Bihar sick and helpless.
“In the last few years, a lot of effort and strict actions have been taken to limit the activities of Naxals in the country. Naxal presence has now been restricted to limited areas,” he added.
PM Shri Modi further stated that Bihar elections are important due to two reasons, this is the first major election taking place amid COVID-19 where such a large number of polling is going to take place.
“So, it’s important how Bihar will strengthen the public system while staying safe,” he added.
“Secondly, this election is the first election of Bihar in this decade. With the victory of NDA, this election will strengthen Bihar’s role in this decade. The people of Bihar were harmed in the 90’s. Bihar was pushed into a morass of chaos and people have experienced it,” he added.
Even today, at the root of many problems of Bihar, is the chaos and misrule of the 90s’ decade. the state has come a long way, he added.
“Today you see a new Bihar being formed. The need for lanterns (RJD’s electoral symbol) in today’s Bihar is over. Today every poor household in Bihar has electricity, connection. Roads worth about Rs 22,000 crores have been built in villages of Bihar under PM SadakYojana,” said PM Shri Modi.
“Today institutes like engineering, medical colleges are being opened in Bihar. The state has also seen the time when the children here craved for even small schools. This entire region of Gaya has been the centre of knowledge, faith and spirituality of India,” he added.
PM Shri Modi stated that technology has shown its power in Bihar as well by empowering the poor people.