PM Modi promises 24 hour electricity and gas pipeline in all homes in Bihar. Modi says that currently the Parliament is on session, hence he can’t announce the package. PM promised that once the session gets over he wil come and announce the complete package.
15:44 IST Saturday, 25 July 2015
PM Modi says that Nitish has isolated almost every leader who has worked with him. He refers to veteran socialist leader George Fernandes in this context. He repeatedly harps on the point of lack of electricity in villages of Bihar. He says that the state government has failed to live up to their promise but assures that central government will ensure electricity for citizens of Bihar.
He tries to assuage the notion that Bihar has been hard done by the 14th Finance Commission. Modi claims that Bihar has been provided much more money than before.
He tries to evoke the memory of the Lalu Prasad Yadav rule in Bihar by saying RJD stands for ‘Rozana Jungle Raj ka Darr’.
Unemployment has been a big problem in Bihar and Modi tries to assure the voters by saying his government is trying to give special importance to skill development.
15:33 IST Saturday, 25 July 2015
PM Modi now attacks both Lalu and Nitish Kumar. He refers to the poison remark said by Nitish and says that both leaders should sort out their problems between themselves. But he says that people of Bihar shouldn’t be forced to drink poison.
He says that days of Lalu- Nitish are numbered and in 100 days citizens will get rid of them
PM Modi refers to snub received by Nitish Kumar and said he was deeply hurt by the incident. In this context he says that when a mahadalit like Jitan Ram Manjhi was insulted, Modi inferred that there must be something wrong with Nitish Kumar.
15:23 IST Saturday, 25 July 2015
Right from the beginning, Modi is going full guns blazing against Nitish Kumar. He refers to Nitish Kumar’s tweet about PM coming to Bihar after 14 months. PM says that Manmohan Singh only came to Bihar once in 10 years!
He sarcastically says that earlier Nitish Kumar used to say that Modi doesn’t need to come to Bihar and now he is missing the Prime Minister!
15:17 IST Saturday, 25 July 2015
The action has now shifted to Muzaffarpur. PM Modi is delivering his first political speech in Bihar which will sound the bugle of assembly elections in the state. BJP has an ardous task ahead with Lalu and Nitish burying the hatchet and coming together to defeat the saffron party.
11:35 IST Saturday, 25 July 2015
Nitish Kumar addressed the crowd first. He thanked Narendra Modi for coming to Bihar for the first time as PM. Nitish also asked PM to ensure that delayed projects are cleared up quickly.
Speaking shortly after that PM Modi said that Bihar holds a very important place in his heart . He agreed with Nitish Kumar that schemes have been hold up in the past but broadly pushed the blame on the UPA regime. He pointed out the importance of several schemes which were unveiled today. He said that no longer are schemes merely made in centre but these days they are tailored to suit the need of the people. However he firmly rejected Nitish Kumar’s allegation that Bihar has been hard done by 14th Finance Commission. He said that every state has been benefited from the scheme.
He also said that Bihar will get a generous package worth more than 50,000 crores although he refused to divulge the exact amount.
11:26 IST Saturday, 25 July 2015
PM Modi is inaugurating slew of projects on Saturday and Nitish Kumar is sharing the stage with him.