After addressing the rallies in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh’s Rajahmundry, Telangana’s Secunderabad and Hyderabad, PM Narendra Modi headed for the gathering in the company of Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U) President Nitish Kumar.
Ram Vilas Paswan, LJP Chief & Union Minister, was also present on occasion. While addressing there, Prime Minister Modi launched a blistering attack on Congress and other Mahagathbandhan leaders & opposition parties for making an opportunistic alliance.
“The ‘Maha-milawati’ neta (in apparent reference to Mahagatbandhan leaders) have joined hands because they have hatred for Modi and affection for terrorists. These people are speaking the language of Pakistan.”
“Till 2014, the country used to witness regular bomb blasts, whether it was Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Kashi or Delhi, blasts used to take place often. Innocents would die. What happened after May 2014 that terrorists organisations got cold feet.”
Further, talking about vote decisions and giving credit to people, PM Modi said,
“If I have been able to contain terrorism or weed out corruption, it’s not because of Modi. It’s because of your vote. You voted for a majboot (strong) government. And it performed in a decisive manner.”
Talking about the alliances, he said,
“Governance goes into reverse gear when the Congress and its allies are in power. Terrorism, prices, violence, corruption, black money rise when Congress is in power; the country’s prosperity, its credibility, the morale of the armed forces, respect for honesty decline.”
Then speaking about another five-year term for his government, he said,
“Give me one more term as there are many unfinished tasks which need to be finished.”
Later, in the speech, PM Modi targeted the scheduled caste voters in the constituency.
Taking jibe at the Congress party for ignoring the Dalit and Mahadalit communities, he said,
“No other party has ignored Ambedkar as much as the previous government has.”
Then he said that that the Congress party has insulted those who work with cleaners, and also criticized the opposition by directly targeting the dominant caste in the constituency.
His words were,
“Congress says I am the chowkidar of the toilet. When we were thanked by the janitors after washing their feet, the Congress abused us. Is it not an insult to those who clean it? Is this insult granted to you?”
“During Kumbh mela when I washed feet of sanitation workers, Congress leaders abused me.”
Mentioning about the work that his government has done in the last five years, PM said,
“NDA has worked with honestly in a number of areas like education of children, employment for youth, medicines for elders, irrigation by farmers.”
Both Gaya and Jamui constituencies from where the PM started the NDA campaign in Bihar are reserved seat for the lower caste people.
Further, PM Modi added-
“People like Dashrath Manjhi, will teach such people (the Congress) a lesson. The NDA government works with everyone.”
PM Modi later took to task Congress’s opinion towards terrorism in India. He said,
“When the Congress couldn’t fight terrorism on their own, they coined the term Hindu terrorism. Congress has also been supporting Pakistan instead of supporting our brave soldiers.”
“They came up with Hindu terrorism so that the probe on terror incidents are not done thoroughly. Congress’ naamdaar, his think tanks all termed Hindus as ‘terrorists’.”
In the same rally, enlisted the achievements of NDA in the state, while Modi was seen criticizing the Congress.
Taking pot shots at the erstwhile Lalu Prasad Yadav led government, he said,
“We have ended the era of lanterns. Now there is electricity in every village in the state.”
He continued saying,
“Every house will have a toilet by 2 October.”
Kumar also stated that the Central Government provided all the support for the development in Bihar even when he did not ask for special status for Bihar. He specified that about Rs 50,000 crore was provided by the Centre for the construction of roads.
“These are the projects which were declared in 2015 under a special package for Bihar.”
He lauded central schemes such as Ayushman Bharat and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.