Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Bihar’s Gaya on Sunday, prior to the state assembly elections.
PM Modi’s Gaya speech was much shorter and somewhat less impactful than his speech in Muzaffarpur .
Modi mainly focussed on the lack of opportunity for youth to study and get employed in Bihar.
He also repeatedly used the phrase Jungle Raj and said if Lalu- Nitish are re-elected it will start Jungle Raj 2.
Giving example of other states he said in five years BJP can change the face of the state by focussing on tourism, employment, industry etc.
14:03 IST Sunday, 9 August 2015
It’s time for PM Modi to launch frontal attack on JD(U) and RJD. He says JD(U) means Janata ka damaan aur utpeedan. PM Modi says RJD means Rojana Jungle Raj ki Daar.
PM Modi takes swipe at the state government for their inability to provide electricity to all houses in Bihar.
PM Modi laments the lack of opportunity for technical and other higher educational facilities in the state. PM quotes statistics about how several smaller states have much larger number of seats for engineering education.
13:55 IST Sunday, 9 August 2015
PM Modi takes a dig at Lalu and Nitish without naming them.
He says that other ‘bimaaru’ states like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh has embarked on the path of development after BJP took charge of the state. He urges people of the state to give an opportunity to change the face of the state.
PM Modi says Bodh Gaya can be developed into a major tourist hub but unfortunately the state government has not been proactive in this regard. Modi alleges that the state government played vote bank politics even when Gaya was rocked by terrorist strike.
13:42 IST Sunday, 9 August 2015
PM Modi says that change is inevitable in Bihar. He says for 25 years Bihar has been reeling under jungle-raj. Modi says it is high time that the state is freed of people of who are full of themselves. He says that hopes of people of Bihar have been dashed by successive state governments. Hence people of the state have to leave their home to get job.
PM Modi says now Delhi is with the people of Bihar to change the destiny of the state.
13:34 IST Sunday, 9 August 2015
Now PM Modi is addressing the massive rally at Gaya.
PM reminisces his past rally in Gaya. He says that the crowd attendance in nearly double from last time, which indicates the changing course of political destiny of Bihar.
13:25 IST Sunday, 9 August 2015
Amit Shah has launched a stinging attack at both Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav. He says that if they are elected, then jungle rule will be back in Bihar. Shah in his speech says that for a truly developed Bihar, electorates should give mandate to BJP.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the high profile parivartan rally.
The Gaya DM said that over 2,000 police constables and 1,000 magistrates and police officers have been deployed especially on rally duty. The security arrangements are apart from the inner circle security provided by Special Protection Group to the Prime Minister. Traffic plan of the city has been strengthened.
The BJP, which along with its allies had won 31 of the 40 seats in Bihar in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, is set for a battle against a united Janata Parivar comprising of the JD (U) and RJD.
A day ago, Prime Minister Modi’s posters were found torn in Gaya in an apparent act of vandalism ahead of his rally.
Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy has criticised the vandalising of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s posters in Bihar and said such incidents will not demoralise his party workers.
The JD(U) workers were quick to rebut the allegations and claimed that BJP workers had pulled down their posters and replaced them with posters of the Prime Minister.
This is his second visit to Bihar after becoming PM. He had visited Patna to launch several central government schemes and facilities on July 25 and had addressed a political rally at Muzaffarpur in North Bihar.
Meanwhile, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has vowed to organize nine rallies in support of all the three parties constituting the Janata Parivar in Bihar, to give a fitting reply to Prime Minister Modi.
The assembly polls in Bihar would be held most likely in September or October this year.