Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wrote an open letter to the people of Bihar urging them to vote for the JD(U)-BJP alliance. In the four-page letter, PM Modi urged people to vote for the Nitish Kumar government for the development of Bihar.
The request comes ahead of the third phase of the Bihar polls and especially when Nitish Kumar is facing backlash from the Opposition for the poor state of affairs in Bihar. Voting for the third phase of the Bihar assembly elections will take place on Saturday and the Election Commission will declare the results on November 10.
I need Nitish Kumar’s govt: PM Modi
PM Modi said: “I need Nitish Kumar’s government in Bihar to ensure that the state’s development is not derailed and that it doesn’t fall short.”
The prime minister, publishing the letter on Twitter, said that votes in Bihar are being cast for development and good governance, and not on the basis of caste.
“Votes are being cast not for false promises but for strong (political) will/intentions. Not for bad governance, but for good governance. Not for corruption, but for honesty. Not for opportunism, but for self-dependence. I am convinced of Bihar’s development,” the letter provides.
Power of “double engine”
The power of a “double engine government”—a reference to the ruling JDU-BJP coalition in the state—will help Bihar reach new heights of development this decade, the PM said.
The PM, completely focusing on the development of the state in the letter, said it is only the NDA which can provide better infrastructure, rule of law imperative for social and economic prosperity in Bihar.
“NDA has done work in all sectors in Bihar—electricity, water, roads, health, education and for law and order,” the letter said.
Meanwhile, the Opposition is attacking the JD(U)-BJP government for not doing anything for migrants amid the lockdown and the growing unemployment in the state.
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