As campaigning ended for the first phase of Bihar Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah lashed out at the grand alliance, saying that the arrogance of its leaders was an impediment to the growth of the state.
Addressing three poll rallies in the state , he termed the partnership of RJD, JDU and Congress a “coalition of opportunists” and charged that they were only interested in their own welfare and not of the people of Bihar.
Addressing a rally in Nawada, he said, “It is the arrogance of the leaders of the ‘opportunistic alliance’ that is the chief impediment to Bihar’s development.”
Shah also sought to point out that his party has given the maximum number of chief ministers from the backward community. The BJP chief also said that if the BJP-led NDA formed the next government in Bihar, unemployed youth in the state would not have to “head for Delhi and Mumbai”.
He said that Bihar needed a government that could work “shoulder-to-shoulder” with the Centre to take the state forward on the path of development and stressed that the BJP-led alliance was the only one that could do so. The first phase of the polls were marked by bitter exchanges between the RJD and the BJP. Lalu Yadav was involved in war of words with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Clearly signifying how important is the elections for the two parties. The first phase polling for 49 seats begins on October 12. The battle for Bihar has now truly well begun.