Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a large rally in Gaya, Bihar on August 9th. Seeing a large number of people gathered in Gaya, Shri Narendra Modi said that the huge turnout clearly showed people of Bihar wanted change in the state. He added that people in the state have decided to make Bihar stronger and have also taken the decision on Parivartan, a change in regime.
“The increase in numbers show which way the wind is blowing. People have decided they want to make a strong Bihar and they've also taken the decision on Parivartan”, said the PM.
Shri Narendra Modi said that people of the state have taken two big decisions. One, they wanted change. The second decision being, they wanted to be a part of Bihar’s development journey. “I can clearly see the two decisions made by people of Bihar - they want change and want to be part of the state's development”, added PM Modi.
The Prime Minister said that coming elections were all about making Bihar free from Jungle Raaj and an arrogant government who have ruled for twenty five years. He added that in the yesteryears, political parties like JDU and RJD have destroyed the golden past of Bihar. The PM said that these parties have shattered the dreams of people of Bihar and stalled the progress of the state.
“They have been ruling Bihar for twenty five years. If this goes on for five more years, the state will be destroyed”, added the PM. He said that the Ganges of development has been flowing from New Delhi but due to the arrogance of those in power in Bihar it was unable to reach the villages and the people. Shri Modi stressed on the fact that Bihar needed immediate attention to such a problem and BJP was the only solution.
Speaking further, the Prime Minister noted the contribution made by Bihar in the country’s development. He assured the people in Bihar that the NDA Government at the Centre has been dedicated to the development and welfare of the state from the very beginning. He urged the people of Bihar to elect a stable BJP Government for progress of the state. “Bihar has contributed the most in the country's development. We see a Bihari IAS officer in almost every corner of the nation”, he said.
He said that states like Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are no longer Bimaru. These states, the PM said, have flourished under the BJP Government and scaled new heights of progress.
Taking a dig at JDU and RJD, Shri Modi said that they stood for 'Janata ka Daman aur Utpidan', ‘Rozana Jungleraj ka Darr' respectively. The PM said that the Chief Ministers, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar have left people of Bihar in darkness. He said that both the parties were driven by vote-bank considerations and caste-based politics. “Their politics is driven by votebank considerations and they did nothing for Gaya. In Patna a BJP worker was killed. It happened under their nose. It's a start of Jungle Raj again”, PM added.
Shri Narendra Modi said that the youth of Bihar needed skill development and technical education. He noted that there were only 25,000 engineering seats for over 80 lakh students in Bihar as compared to other smaller states where there were many more engineering seats. He also talked about boosting tourism in the state that would add the development of Bihar.
BJP President Shri Amit Shah, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister of State for Skill Development Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Shri Sushil Modi and other BJP leaders attended the event.