Patna/ New Delhi: Months ahead of Bihar assembly polls, Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed the first 'virtual rally' in Patna and said the state has traversed from "jungle raj to janta raj" during the NDA rule.
"Loot and order sey law and order tak ki Yatra hamne ki hae (The state has also moved from Loot era to the era of law and order)," Shah said and exuded confidence that the alliance will get a two-third majority in the state assembly polls under the leadership of JD(U) leader and state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
He also said about 1.25 crore migrant workers have been helped and reached their respective homes during the Corona crisis and nationwide lockdown. Shah also pointed out that a sum of Rs 11,000 crore was granted to the states during this period to help migrant workers and also carry out other works.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah virtually addressed
party cadres on Sunday during the Bihar Jan Samwaad event
Amit Shah, however, said the virtual rally was only part of an exercise to mobilise party workers to establish contact with people during the time of Corona crisis and not merely linked to the ensuing polls. In 2015, the BJP had contested Bihar polls on its own and was humbled in the battle after JD(U) had decided to go together with the Congress and the RJD.
However, at a later stage, Nitish Kumar's JD(U) parted ways with RJD and Congress and is at present heading an NDA government with BJP as its key partner. JD(U) has, however, in May 2019 decided not to join the Modi Govt 2.0.
Amit Shah said under the opposition RJD, the state's growth rate was just 3.9 per cent, and it has now risen to 11.3 per cent. Targeting RJD, he also sought to remind all stakeholders about the 'lawlessness' in the eastern state.
"Under PM Modi's leadership, we have traveled from an era of Bahubal se Vikas bas tak, Chara Ghotala sey Direct Bank Benefit," the Home Minister said.
He also said the rally is aimed at connecting people with 'Atma Nirbhar Bharat' campaign and the saffron party will have 75 such meetings.
Amit Shah applauded both Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, saying they were working for the people though they might lack in publicising it.
Under Nitish Kumar’s leadership NDA will form the Government
with two-third majority says Amit Shah
He said though the opposition leaders dismissed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to unite the country in the fight against COVID-9 as political propaganda, the nation stood with him and followed his appeals. Citing various steps for the welfare of the poor and the needy taken by the Modi government amidst the fight against the pandemic, Shan asked what the opposition did for them besides doing politics.
At a time when 'migrants' word is the flavour of the town, Shah saw the scent of Bihari workers' hard work can be experienced in Mumbai, parts of Gujarat and other places.