Modi: Tantrik fourth partner in Bihar's grand alliance

October 25, 2015 01:28 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 02:00 am IST - Marhaura (Chhapra):

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally at Hajipur in Bihar's Vaishali district on Sunday. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally at Hajipur in Bihar's Vaishali district on Sunday. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

After festival break Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday resumed his Bihar poll blitzkrieg and slammed the opposition Nitish-Lalu and Congress Party led grand alliance saying a “fourth partner has joined them, a (tantrik) black magician”.

PM Modi also renamed Lalu Prasad led RJD as “Rashtriya Jadu-Tona(sorcery) Dal” and offered six-point progaramme for the development of Bihar.

“Earlier I was knowing that there are just three parties in the grand alliance: JD(U), RJD and Congress Party but I’ve just come to know that a fourth partner too has joined them, a tantrik (black magician)”, said PM Modi in a veiled reference to a video clipping showing Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar meeting with a tantrik went viral on social media on Saturday.

“Democracy is not being run by jantar-mantar (sorcery) but with people..can anyone do such mischief with democracy?…would a tantrik do development for youths?”, asked PM Modi while addressing his first poll-meeting at Marhaura in Chhapra.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing four poll-meetings in Bihar on Sunday while altogether 17 in next 6 days.

“Now Lalu Prasad Yadav should name his party as Rashtriya Jadu-Tona Dal," said Mr. Modi. He also called mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) as mahaswarthbandhan (grand selfish alliance).

He also hit hard on the RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s recent anger shown towards a mic mechanic at one his recent public meetings. “In a recent public meeting when there was some snag in the mic he (Lalu Prasad) said I’ll throw you out from here…for you, that mic testing mechanic would not be anyone but for me he is from my fraternity”, declared PM Modi.

“Don’t act like kings and monarchs”, appealed Mr. Modi.

He also made reference how selling tea in trains sometime he was being thrashed by people with feudal mindset.

Six point programme

While addressing a big crowd the ITI ground in Marhaura in Chhapra, PM Modi also offered six point programme for the development of Bihar.

“Electricity to every villages, water to every household and farmers, Road for everyone, education to children, employment to youth and medicine for older people…this is my six point programme for Bihar”, he declared.

PM Modi also said that as soon as the BJP-led NDA government would come to power, he would ask the government here to form a committee to explore ways for industrial development in the state which would provide employment to the youths.

“Migration is the biggest curse of the state as youths have to leave their family, dear ones, parents and friends to live in huts in other metro cities to earn livelihood…we’ve to prove employment to them here in the state”, he said.

Dig on Nitish Kumar

PM Modi also took dig on chief minister Nitish Kumar for not visiting the village Gandaman, near the poll-meeting venue, when 23 school children had lost their lives out of poisoned mid-day meal.

“When the poor children lost their lives you didn’t have time to visit their grieving family and friends…but, you’re moving with bandage on a finger of your feet!”, mocked PM Modi.

He also made oblique reference to the four-time RJD MP and erstwhile terror of Siwan Mohd. Shahabuddin who is currently in jail, “when the party tickets will be decided from inside jail…youth were forced to go out of Siwan to save their life…would they give development to the state?”, asked PM Modi.

Siwan is an adjacent district to Chhapra where PM Modi was addressing his first poll-meeting.

He further focused on “Development” as the only issue for the NDA in Bihar poll. “Development, development and development is our poll issue and it also panacea of all diseases”, he declared.

Giving reference to BJP’s grand victory in local bodies’ poll in Ladakh, PM Modi said “despite 90% minority in the area BJP has registered unprecedented victory there in local bodies’ poll..and, that victory will be replicated in Bihar too”.

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