Prime Minister Narendra Modi Campaigns in Jamui, Gaya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Nitish Kumar and other NDA leaders in Gaya on Tuesday.

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Patna: After delivering his speech in Jamui on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed straight to Gaya where he joined Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other NDA leaders in addressing a large crowd at the local Gandhi Maidan and thus officially kicking off the election season in the state.

Using the term ‘Chowkidar’ to describe himself, a far cry from his previous slogan of ‘Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi’ that was made popular during the 2014 campaign, the Prime Minister said that the public’s ‘chowkidar’ (sentry) had accomplished quite a bit in the last five years and whatever was left from his previous agenda, the ‘chowkidar’ was up for the challenge to keep his promise in the second term.

Taking shots at his opponents, Modi said that while the ‘chowkidar’ had the blessings of his Indian brothers and sisters living in India and abroad, two kinds of people, namely ‘Maha-milawati’ (highly-contaminated) – a term coined by the Modi team to describe Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) in Bihar and elsewhere; and terrorists were angry and annoyed at the ‘chowkidar’ for keeping India safe.

Reminding people of the 2014 serial bomb blasts in Bodh Gaya, Patna, Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Hyderabad, the Prime Minister said that terrorists were earlier having a field day in India but once the NDA government came into power, all terrorists went into hiding.

PM's helicopter arrives in Jamui on Tuesay.

“It’s the same police and the same intelligence as the last government so changed in the last five years? Modi did not do anything special, it was your vote that made the difference. Your votes sent the ‘chowkidar’ to Delhi and now the results are in front of you. Congress leaders were branding Hindus as terrorists and were giving pass to the actual terrorists from Pakistan. Now that the ‘chowkidar’ is using everything in its might to crush terrorism in India, these same people are now hurling abuse at the ‘chowkidar’,” Modi said in his inimitable style of delivering speech.

The Prime Minister also praised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for bringing rapid development in the state while also taking credit for development in Gaya and Aurangabad.

“Gaya and Aurangabad had been left behind in the race for development. Our government launched many schemes to allow them to catch up with other districts in Bihar. Today, these two are in the top five districts in the nation in terms of development,” he said.

 PM with LJP's Chirag Paswan and others in Jamui on Tuesday.

Earlier in Jamui, Modi addressed those asking for evidence of surgical strike on Pakistani terror camps as the ‘spokespersons of Pakistan’.

“People of India will teach them a lesson in the coming elections,” he said.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in his speech, reminded people of the accomplishments of his own government including complete electrification of Bihar, the state being free from open defecation, improved road condition, free gas connection, free medical treatment up to Rs. 5 lakh to people living in poverty, Rs. 6000 to poor farmers each year, astronomical rise in state budget, the Seven Resolves by the government, drinking water at all households, and the plan to build metro train in Patna and airports across the state.


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