Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to voters to build a self-sufficient state and vote for the NDA government at an election rally in Darbhanga.
“On one side is the NDA, standing with a resolve to build a self-sufficient(Atmanirbhar) Bihar. On the other hand, these are people who are eyeing the money of Bihar’s development projects. Your one vote for NDA will save Bihar from getting sick again,” PM Modi said.
“People of Bihar have taken a resolve to again defeat those who brought ‘jungle raj’ in the state, those who looted Bihar. These are the people under whose government crime was rampant in the state,” he added.
PM Modi also reiterated the construction of Ram Mandir is going on in Ayodhya and the opposition isn’t left with an issue to target the government. “A grand Ram Temple is being built in Ayodhya… those in politics who used to ask us a date (of temple construction) are now compelled to applaud… It is the identity of BJP and NDA, we do what we promise,” he added.
Invoking the imagery of Goddess Sita and her father Janaka, the king of Mithila of which this north Bihar town became the capital later on, Modi said “I am happy to be here, in the birth place of Mother Sita. Construction of temple at Ayodhya has also begun. Those siyasi log (political opponents) who used to taunt us with the question what is the date (for commencement of construction), have now been forced to clap in applause,” Modi told a rally .
Modi appealed to voters to take Covid-19 precautions amid voting in the first phase. “I pray for all the leaders who are affected by Coronavirus. I pray that they get healthy very soon”