In a fresh wave of scathing attack towards opposition PM Modi mocks Congress over its declining position. The number of seats the Congress holds has decreased to less than 100.
The RDJ- Congress alliance in Bihar is the biggest competitor for the BJP led NDA. RDJ’s Tejashwi Yadav is the top choice for Chief Ministers post. His win could end Nitish Kumar’s three year old term.
According to PM, under chief minister Nitish Kumar, he asserted, the state had left behind the “darkness of insecurity and anarchy”.
Modi said the Congress’ “false promises” of poverty eradication, farm loan waiver and one rank-one pension for retired servicemen had left people angry.
“Now, whenever people get an opportunity, they punish the Congress. Public anger has reduced the party to such a sorry state that it has been left with less than 100 MPs in both Houses of Parliament together.
“In states like UP and Bihar, they have been relegated to the third, fourth of fifth position, and are piggybacking on other parties for survival,” he said, taking a swipe at the main opposition party while addressing an election meeting in Forbesganj town of Araria district.
The BJP had won 11 Rajya Sabha seats and that made its tally to 92 seats.
Whereas Congress number decreased to 38.
In the rally during the 2nd phase of Bihar Elections, the Prime Minister said that the people have rejected Double yuvraj. PM coined the term double yuvraj mocking Tejashwi Yadav and Rahul Gandhi.
“In Bihar, rangbaazi (rowdyism) and rangdaari (extortion) are losing and vikas (development) and kaanon ka raj (rule of law) is winning, parivarvaad (dynasty rule) is being defeated by janatantra (democracy), and sweat of labour is set to triumph over arrogance,” he asserted.
Recalling the state’s notoriety for booth capturing in the 1990s, the prime minister said, “They (NDA’s predecessors in government) had deprived the poor of even their right to vote. The poor were not even allowed to set their foot out of their home on the voting day. The NDA restored their right to vote, empowered them.”
Repeatedly calling the 15 years of Lalu-Rabri rule “jungle raj”, he said its proponents did not want the people of Bihar to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Jai Shri Ram’.
“If they are uncomfortable with those who chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, Bihar is also uncomfortable with them,” he told another rally in Saharsa. Katihar, Purnea and Kishanganj districts adjoining Saharsa have substantial Muslim population.