On the day polling began for the Bihar Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to voters to choose NDA, saying they could “save Bihar from falling ill (Bimar), with one vote.”
Addressing three election rallies at Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Patna, Modi continued attacks on the Opposition, and without naming RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, called him ‘jungle raj ke yuvraj’. He also reminded people about the jungle raj (misrule) of RJD.
“You remember, Bihar has two big dangers today. A threat that is facing the whole world, Bihar cannot remain untouched by this. There is danger in front of the whole human race, the corona, which can make you, your family sick. The second danger is from the forces that make Bihar ill. To save your family, and your Bihar, NDA should get your vote this time too. This is my request to you,” Modi said at an election rally in Patna.
“Jaise maask pahanane se, do gaz kee dooree rakhane se aap apne aap ko aur apane parivaar ko beemaaree se bacha sakate hain. vaise hee aap apane ek vote se Bihar ko beemaar banaane se bacha sakate hain (Like wearing a mask, keeping a distance of two yards, you can protect yourself and your family from disease (corona), you can save Bihar from falling ill with one vote),” Modi said.
Earlier in the day, the PM addressed his first rally at Darbhanga in Mithila, where he began his speech remembering Goddess Sita and mentioning the foundation laying of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
“The construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya started after centuries. The political people who used to ask us the dates (of the temple) again and again, they are also clapping in compulsion. Coming to the area of Maa Sita, I congratulate the people here for the construction of the Ram temple,” Modi said.
“The mantra of those who were in government earlier has been making money –– “paisa hajam, pariyojana khatm. They loved the word commission so much that they never paid attention to connectivity,” Modi said.
He also cited measures being taken to control the spread of corona and promised making Bihar Atamnirbhar.
In Muzaffarpur, Modi said a huge amount is being spent to fight coronavirus. “If such a govt comes, what will happen to this money?” Modi asked, indirectly referring to the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) parties.
Referring to RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav as the jungle raj ke yuvraj (Crown Prince of Jungle Raj), Modi said, “What can the people of Bihar expect from the young prince of Jungle Raj, based on track records? I don’t need to say much.”
“Friends, this election will decide the future of Bihar in the coming decade,” he added.
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