On July 25th, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a massive ‘Parivartan Rally’ in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. Beginning his speech, the Prime Minister said that enthusiasm of people in Bihar was a clear indication about who would win the next election in the state. He said, “I can see so many people but more importantly the Jasba that I can see...the results are clear who will form the next Govt.”
Shri Modi said whenever he used to tweet or post on social media, some leaders used to poke fun at him, but, now these leaders only have taken a liking to tweeting and are doing it regularly, referring to Bihar Chief Minster.
Adding further, Shri Modi said, “There used to be a time when Bihar CM used to say that we already have a Modi here. What is the need for you to come here? Don't come.” Shri Modi noted that the previous Prime Minister, who was in power for 10 years, had visited Bihar only once and did aerial survey. But the fact that he did not visit Bihar in 14 months was now worrying the Chief Minister!
The Prime Minister elaborated upon his development agenda for Bihar and said that soon the state would witness a change. There would be peace, freedom from unemployment and the ‘Goonda Raaj’ would soon come to an end. “Don't you think there must be a change in Bihar and the situation must become better, there must be light instead of darkness”, he added. Prime Minister Modi urged the people of Bihar to vote wisely and elect a stable BJP Government that is dedicated for development of the region.
The Prime Minister posed questions at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for stalling progress of the state. He said that putting halt to a state’s development just because of political differences saddened him. “If I was so bad you could have slapped me, strangled me but why did you strangle the development of an entire state. There can be anger, difference of opinion. I am sad not for what you did to me but I am sad about what you did to the people of Bihar”, he said.
Speaking further, Shri Modi said that Bihar could not go back to the era of loot and ‘Jungle Raaj.’ He once again urged the people to give BJP a chance to serve the people of Bihar. He said that people of Bihar have maximum contribution to the Nation. He quoted in an example that Bihar has contributed the highest number of ministers, holding important portfolios in NDA Government at Centre at present.
PM Narendra Modi said that Bihar needed a government that goes shoulder to shoulder with the Government at Centre. “If those who say we don't want Modi here, if they form the Government, Bihar will not gain from it”, he added. For such people, he alleged that issues like welfare of farmers, getting industry, welfare of poor, power in villages were of no interest. Instead, for them the issues were who the snake, who was consuming the poison, and who was giving the poison, said the PM. He also took account of the humiliation that Shri George Fernandes, Shri Sushil Modi and Shri Jitan Ram Manjhi had to face in the past.
Commenting on the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Prime Minister Modi said that RJD meant – ‘Rozana Jungle Raaj ka Darr.’ He said that coming elections were all about freedom from such ‘Darr’ or fright.
He assured that in times to come, Bihar would witness only development. He promised that there would be 24X7 power supply in the state. He said that in coming time, Bihar would get a package bigger than Rs. 50,000 crore for its welfare and Centre has been working on the same.
Union Ministers Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Shri Ananth Kumar, Shri Ram Kirpal Yadav, Shri Upendra Kushwaha, former CM Shri Jitan Ram Manjhi, former Deputy CM Shri Sushil Modi, Shri Nand Kishore Yadav, Shri Mangal Pandey were among the leaders present during the rally.