PM Modi during adressing rally (Photo Credit: File)
Addressing a election campaign in Araria district of Bihar on Tuesday, PM Modi said that the NDA spent the last decade meeting the people’s “needs” and is now focused on taking care of their “aspirations. He said, “The last decade was spent in fulfilling 'avashyaktaaein' (needs). The current one shall be devoted to meeting the aspirations (aakankshaaein),”. He dismissed any types of anti-incumbency factor against the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar.
PM Modi said that the party never walked the talk, that’s why its strength in the Parliament has shrunk to less than 100. “This is the reason why the party is now left with less than 100 MPs in both Houses of Parliament combined. In states like UP and Bihar they have been relegated to the third, fourth or fifth position and are piggybacking other parties for survival,” he added. PM Modi said that the Congress always made false promises of poverty eradication, farm loan waiver and one rank-one pension for retired servicemen.
Blaming Rashtriya Janta Dal for bringing Jungle Raj in the state decades ago and urging people to vote for the BJP-JD(U) government, PM Modi said that now “lawlessness and extortion are losing while development and rule of law are winning in Bihar.” He added that rangbaazi (rowdyism) and rangdaari (extortion) are losing and vikas (development) and kanoon kaa raaj (rule of law) is winning in Bihar.