Don’t need ‘tantrik’, democracy will save Bihar: PM Modi in Nalanda
Pitching on the BJP’s agenda of development in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the poll-bound state needs ‘democracy’ and not a ‘tantrik’ for its salvation.
“We all know what the election results are going to be on the 8th. Everyone knows what will happen. But does ‘tantrik’ Nitish have any idea what he will do once he loses? This atmosphere that I am seeing right now is ripe and an indication towards the defeat of Lalu, Nitish and Sonia. The wrongdoers will be punished,” he said while addressing an election rally here.
Prime Minister Modi asserted that the BJP was fighting the elections not to defeat anyone, but only for the development of Bihar and its people.
The clip — showing the tantrik raising pro-JDU and pro-RJD slogans — was released on social media by senior leader of Mr Modi’s party, Union Minister Giriraj Singh, to embarrass Mr Kumar.
The PM also took a dig at Mr Prasad, who told the local media that he did not care for such tantriks since he was a “bigger tantrik” than anyone.
“Laluji, if this is what you want to do, change the name of the party to Rashtriya Jadu Tona Dal,” the PM said.
“Democracy is not being run by jantar-mantar (sorcery) but with people… can anyone make such mischief with democracy? Would a tantrik do development for youths?” he said.
The Prime Minister had earlier addressed a rally in Chhapra where he lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, saying the ‘brothers’ were single-handedly responsible for trampling Bihar’s development and warned them that their ‘days are over’.