Madhubani | Holding out a promise of development in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a fresh attack on Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, saying ‘jungle raj’ now has a twin brother in ‘Jantar Mantar’ and together the two will spell doom in the state.
Addressing a poll rally for last phase of polling here, he wooed the youth and women and heaped praises on them, saying his hopes for a new Bihar were pinned on them. Taking a jibe at Nitish, Modi said the Bihar Chief Minister did not believe in democracy and that is why he was resorting to ‘Jantar Mantar’ (black magic).
He said only development can take the state forward. Bihar has suffered the brunt ‘Jungle Raj’ now has a twin brother in ‘Jantar Mantar’. Don’t let ‘Jungle Raj’ and ‘Jantar Mantar’ come together, otherwise this combination will only spell doom for Bihar and its people, he said, warning the voters of the potential this combine can bring if brought to power.
Greeting people in their native language ‘Maithli’, Modi also mentioned the name of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee saying he loved this land of Maithali. Heaping praises on the residents of the state, he said, Bihar stands for brilliant, innovative, hardworking, action- oriented and resourceful even as he pinned his hopes on youth for ushering a change in the state.
Hitting out at Nitish Kumar, he said, Those who have lost the support of people are now resorting to ‘Jantar Mantar’. Nitish Babu has realised that he has lost out and it is difficult to survive, hence his last resort is to visit babas. They have made fun of democracy. Those who don’t believe in democracy do ‘Jantar Mantar’ (black magic) will you get electricity, water, employment, education by doing Jantar Mantar, he asked.
The Prime Minister’s jibe at the Bihar Chief Minister comes in the wake of his video visiting a ‘tantrik’ having gone viral on the social media. We have to take Bihar forward with the strength of democracy and not with 18th century ‘mantra tantra’, he said, asking people to elect the BJP-led NDA to power.
Accusing Nitish and Lalu, besides Congress, of ruining the state during their 60 years of rule in the state, Modi said Bihar needs two engines to steer it out of its miseries.
One engine will be that of the Central government while the other will be that of the NDA government in Bihar that will steer Bihar to the path of speedy progress and development, he said.
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