Patna: Addressing his first rally in Bihar after declaration of the five-phase elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the people of the state will celebrate two Diwalis this year–one after the poll results are out, while the other on the day of the festival.
“A delegation of Bihari people had come to meet me in America and I had also met people from Bihar who are there. We had a very long discussion and I was so proud of them. Despite their progress, they wanted to see a progressive Bihar,” said PM Modi.
Stating that India’s progress is not possible without the progress of Bihar, the Prime Minister said the Central Government had opened its coffer for the state’s progress.
“The government has emptied its coffers for Bihar’s development, and this is no favour, this is Bihar’s and its peoples’ right,” he added.
“Bullet gives birth to destruction, but ballot gives birth to development. The people who believe in bullet, they should know it leads to destruction. I want to tell these people to trust the ballot. It is the ballot that leads to development,” he said.
He also said, “Make your decision once and I assure you I will be with you every step of the way towards development for Bihar.”