Launching a frontal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, the Janata Dal (United) on Sunday alleged that the leaders of the ruling party at the Centre will burst crackers after the “two brothers” face a humiliating defeat in the Bihar Assembly polls.
“Amit Shah’s statement on firecrackers is half truth. Except Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, all the other leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party will burst firecrackers and celebrate Diwali this year when these two brothers will be bankrupt,” JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi said.
The BJP president had earlier said at an election rally in Bihar that firecrackers will burst in Pakistan if his party loses the state assembly polls.
“If the BJP loses in Bihar even by mistake then crackers will be burnt in Pakistan,” Shah had said.
Meanwhile, polling is taking place for the fourth phase of the assembly elections amid tight security. Voting, which began at 7 am, will end at 5 p.m. In four Naxal-affected constituencies, it will conclude at 3 p.m., while in 8 constituencies, voting will end at 4 p.m.
Voting is taking for 55 constituencies, spread over seven districts of West Champaran, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj and Siwan. 776 candidates, including 57 women, are in the fray for this phase.