Bihar Assembly Polls: Political heavyweights address multiple rallies

RSTV Bureau
File Photo: PM Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi

File Photo

Several political heavyweights including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi held multiple rallies in Bihar on Friday. The three-phase Assembly polls in the state are scheduled to begin on October 28.

Taking a swipe at the opposition alliance in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invoked the alleged poor law and order in the state under RJD rule, and said people have decided that those who have a history of making Bihar ‘Bimaru’ will not be allowed to return.
Modi began his first Bihar poll rally by paying tributes to LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan and former RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh who passed away recently.

Even before the polls, people of Bihar have given their message and all surveys show that the NDA government will retain power in the state, PM Modi said.

People in the state have decided that those who have a history of making Bihar ‘Bimaru’ will not be allowed to return, he added.

In his address, PM Modi also slammed the opposition for its demand of restoring Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, accusing them of siding with those conspiring to weaken India. He asserted that India will not back off from the decisions it has taken.

The Prime Minister also hit out at the Opposition for protesting farm laws and accused them of siding with middlemen.

The Prime Minister also referred to the Galwan Valley clash with Chinese troops and said the sons of Bihar laid down their lives for the tricolour but did not let “Mother India bow her head”.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having “insulted” the soldiers with his comment that nobody had intruded into Indian territory in Ladakh, and demanded that he tell the country when will the Chinese “be thrown out”.

“They have seized 1,200 km of our land. But when the Chinese army intruded, why did our prime minister insult our soldiers by saying that nobody entered into the Indian side?” he said.

RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, the chief ministerial candidate of the Mahagathbandhan, said the elections that were underway, will not be fought on the issue of caste or religion but unemployment and poverty.

(With inputs from PTI)