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RJD Wants to Bring Back ‘Jungle Raj’ in Bihar: Modi at Rally

PM Narendra Modi will be addressing rallies in Chhapra, Samastipur, Motihari and Bagaha.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking election rallies in Chhapra and Samastipur and Motihari in Bihar, on Sunday, 1 November, said that after the first phase of polling, it is clear that Nitish Kumar is all set to form government again.

In his first address at Chhapra that lasted about 45 minutes, PM Modi also said that the NDA government has ensured free grains for poor till Chhath puja. Taking a dig at the Opposition, he referred to the Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress alliance as a “double prince” coalition compared to the “double engine”government of Janata Dal (United) and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Today, Bihar has “double-engine ki sarkar”. On the other hand, there are two 'Yuvaraj' of whom one is from 'jungle raj' .

At his next rally in Samastipur at noon, PM Modi announced that BJP has decided to form 1,000 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) for farmers in Bihar. “The central government has created a fund of Rs 1 lakh crore for agriculture infrastructure for our farmers,” Modi said at the rally that was also attended by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union Minister Giriraj Singh.

At his third rally in Motihari, the Prime Minister said that the NDA a pro-poor government which has worked for the benefit of migrants and poor in the state. Attacking the RJD, he said that if not for them Bihar wouldn’t have been left behind in path to development.

“If they come back, jungle raj will be back in the state. They never cared for you, otherwise Bihar wouldn’t have been left behind in path to development. They think how can the lantern rule return, we think how can we light up your homes with LED bulbs. They only want the return of jungle raj.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The PM is scheduled to address four rallies in Bihar on Sunday, ahead of phase two of the Assembly elections on Tuesday. This will be PM Modi’s third visit to the poll-bound state in recent weeks as JD(U) chief and NDA member Nitish Kumar seeks a fourth-term as chief minister.

The Prime Minister tweeted on Saturday night that he will be addressing rallies in Chhapra, Samastipur, Motihari and Bagaha.

Chhapra, considered a stronghold of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, wsaw PM Modi addressing back-to-back rallies. This is the first time, Lalu, currently in jail for corruption, isn’t addressing election rallies in the region.

PM Modi has so far addressed six election rallies in Bihar and is scheduled to address a total of 16 rallies before polling ends on November 7.

Sunday is the final day for the campaigning for the second phase of Bihar elections. Voting will take place in 94 of 243 assembly constituencies in Bihar on Tuesday (November 3) in the second phase of polling. The final phase of voting will take place on Saturday (November 7), and the results will be announced on November 10.

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PM Modi tweeted on Saturday night: “Tomorrow, on Sunday, I will be amidst the people of Bihar. In the great festival of democracy I shall be seeking the blessings of the people of Chhapra, Samastipur, Motihari and Bagaha at the rallies,”

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