PM Narendra Modi in Bihar tomorrow, ally JD(U)’s hopes up

This will also be the first time that JD(U) chief and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar shares stage with Modi after his return to the NDA fold. The last time Nitish shared stage with Modi as a part of NDA was at a 2009 rally in Haryana.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Published: October 13, 2017 1:06 am
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As Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Bihar on Saturday, the JD(U), which rejoined the NDA after breaking ranks with the Grand Alliance, would be hoping for some big ticket announcements.

This will also be the first time that JD(U) chief and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar shares stage with Modi after his return to the NDA fold. The last time Nitish shared stage with Modi as a part of NDA was at a 2009 rally in Haryana.

Senior JD(U) leader K C Tyagi said, “It is after 13 years that Bihar is being ruled by a front that is also in power at the Centre. Naturally, there are expectations of big announcements during the Prime Minister’s visit. We are hoping that the package promised to Bihar is quickly disbursed (the PM had announced a special package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore for Bihar ahead of the 2015 state polls). We also hope the demand for a special category status for Bihar is accepted as it would bring about development.”

During his visit, the PM would be attending a function to mark the centenary foundation day of Patna University. He would also head to Mokama, about 90 km from Patna, to lay the foundation for or launch more than half-a-dozen schemes.

JD(U) is also expecting a major announcement for Mokama-Baraiya taal area, spread across 1.18 lakh hectare. The low-lying area remains submerged for about six months in a year and is suited for cultivation of pulses once the water dries up, giving it the name of the “pulse bowl” of Bihar. JD (U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar told The Indian Express, “If a proper water management scheme is implemented, this can become the pulse bowl of the country.

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    Birendra
    Oct 14, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    One state that has suffered incessantly at the hands of unscrupulous, corrupt, inept and unimaginative politicians running the state for decades - it is Bihar. The state holds tremendous promise as demonstrated by the intellect civil servants and academicians and the hard work of its labour class moving out of Bihar. Even far away in UK/USA the Biharis have consistently performed amazingly well having occupied prime positions in the medical and IT sectors. But sadly for decades together Bihar has failed in providing a platform that can hold back its talent within the state. Resultantly, while at the back of the untiring efforts of the Biharis many economies in India and overseas have flourished, Bihar itself, ironically, continues to lag behind rest of India. On many parameters the state compares with the worst in the world. Its drama in the name of development. Its time Biharis rise to make a new Bihar - its time Biharis tell the politicans 'Bahut hua ab bas, aakhir kab tak".
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      Abdul
      Oct 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm
      Please give one international airport in bihar, we very much needed for Bihari NRI.
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        Raj
        Oct 13, 2017 at 6:14 am
        When the rotten congis join hands with the MOST CORRUPT FAMILY OF ALU YADAV WHY NOT BJP join hands with Nitish Kumar who is 1000 times better than alu belly ?
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