PATNA: Janta Dal (United) leader and Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi kickstarted the National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) campaign in Bihar for the Lok Sabha election.
The two politicians shared the dais at an election rally nicknamed ‘Sankalp rally’, after a gap of nine years.
Speaking at the rally, Nitish exuded confidence that NDA will win 40 of 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. He claimed that the next government at the Centre will be formed under the leadership of Modi.
Nitish also lauded the PM for the recent airstrikes by the Indian Air Force (IAF) at the terror base of the Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pakistan. “Today, the entire country stands united against terrorism. I salute the country’s armed forces and congratulate the Prime Minister for the action against terrorism,” he said.
He added that the development work done by the PM in the last five years is no mean task. “People keep lauding the PM for the work done by his government in last five years. Giving free LPG connections to the poor or getting free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh is not a minor solution,” he said.
Giving a report of the work done by the state government, Nitish said that unlike before, all villages in Bihar have roads today. He added that toilets will be also be made in every household in the state till 2 October 2019.
Contrary to the facts on ground, Nitish went on to add that people of Bihar never thought that those living in villages would receive tap water, but his government has made it ‘possible’.