Bihar polls: Nitish, Sushil Modi launch joint ballot marketing campaign; hit out at Lalu




oi-Deepika S


Revealed: Sunday, October 18, 2020, 20:58 [IST]

Patna, Oct 18: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi held joint election marketing campaign on Sunday and launched a blistering assault on rival Lalu Prasad highlighting the crime scenario and lack of growth throughout his RJD rule up to now.

Sushil Moodi and Nitish Kumar Sushil Moodi and Nitish Kumar

Reeling out comparative knowledge throughout 15 years beneath the RJD and an equal interval beneath the NDA now, the 2 leaders sought one other probability from voters to hurry up growth work within the state within the subsequent 5 years.

The 2 began the day with a public assembly at Buxar, the place BJP has fielded Parshuram Chaturvedi as its candidate.

He’s pitted in opposition to sitting MLA Sanjay Kumar Tiwari of the Congress.

This was the constituency from the place former DGP Gupteshwar Pandey, who took VRS and joined JD(U), was anticipated to enter the ballot fray, however the seat went to ally BJP beneath the seat-sharing deal.

After launching separate marketing campaign since starting of this week, Kumar and Sushil Modi moved collectively on Sunday and sought help for BJP in addition to JD(U) nominees on 4 seats of Buxar, Dumraon, Tarari and Jagdishpur.

Within the Buxar rally, former state police chief and JD(U) chief Gupteshwar Pandey was not current.

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However, the BJP nominee Parshuram Chaturvedi stated he enjoys his help and blessings.

Chaturvedi himself had taken untimely retirement as Assistant Sub Inspector within the Bihar police in 2003 and joined politics.

“Gupteshwar Pandey is just not solely my boss in police but in addition an elder brother to whom I contact toes out of respect and he has all the time bathe blessings on me,” Chaturvedi advised PTI.

Each the CM and Sushil Modi stored their deal with the RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and highlighted the situation prevailing within the state throughout 1990 to 2005 which each described as “jungle raj”.

“What was the situation of regulation and order at the moment.

Folks have been afraid to step out of house after sundown. We ended ‘jungle raj’ and established ‘rule of regulation’,” Kumar stated on the Buxar rally.

Each referred to corruption prevailing through the RJD regime and Prasad himself indulging in corrupt practices.

“These concerned in self servie are behind the bars in the present day and plenty of extra will observe them quickly,” Kumar stated.

Prasad is in Ranchi jail after being convicted in 4 circumstances of multi-crore rupees fodder rip-off.

Whereas Kumar highlighted “inexperience” of the opposition chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav, although he didn’t title him, and accused him of constructing “anap-sanap” (illogical) statements in opposition to him to get “publicity”, Sushil Modi was extra extreme in criticising him.

“See a person who failed at school ninth and has no historical past of any household enterprise is in the present day owener of 52 properties at an age of 31. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has lengthy innings as chief minister of Gujarat and PM for final six years, is not any match to him financially,” Sushil Modi stated in an obvious jibe at Tejashwi Yadav.

Sushil Modi praised the Nitish Kumar ministry for successfully coping with the COVID pandemic in Bihar and hit out on the Maharashtra authorities wherein Congress is among the companions for doing valuable little on this regard.

“Greater than 40,000 individuals misplaced their lives as a result of coronavirus in Maharashtra the place Congress is a part of the ruling dispensation. Whereas in Bihar the NDA authorities by making correct preparations has minimised the loss of life toll to lower than 1000 to date,” Sushil Modi, who’s a senior BJP chief of the state, stated.

Kumar additionally made point out of excessive testing of samples in Bihar and over 94 per cent restoration charge of coronavirus sufferers within the state to drive house the purpose.

The JD(U) president took a potshots at his bete noire Lalu Prasad for merely anointing spouse on the chief ministerial chair however not doing something for the upliftment of girls through the RJD rule.

“Whereas the chief at the moment put in spouse on the chair (of CM) earlier than going to jail however did he do something for welfare of the females?” he requested the group.

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