The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is keen to wrest Bihar at all cost. It is set to formally launch its mega election campaign in Bihar. BJP President Amit Shah will flag-off 160 ‘parivartan raths’ from Patna to mark the launch of the crucial campaign for the assembly elections. BJP’s key allies, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan and former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will also join Shah at the event. This indicates how much serious the BJP and NDA are taking the Bihar Polls
The 160 ‘raths’ (chariots) will fan out in different directions and traverse the length and breadth of the state. “The raths will go to every village and locality in the state and take our party’s audio visual messages to the people,” party’s general secretary and Bihar in-charge Bhupendra Yadav said. Yadav said, the raths will highlight the plight of Bihar during the “15-year rule of RJD chief Lalu Prasad” and how it destroyed the state. It will also focus “on the seven years of progress under the NDA rule and again two-and-a-half years of chaos and confusion”, he said.
“Our party has made 80 lakh new members in the state. These raths with the help of NDA constituents and allies including LJP, RLSP and Hindustan Awam Morcha – Secular, will reach all houses in the state and with their help reaffirm our determination to change Bihar to ensure better development and future,” Yadav said. Street plays will be staged and party leaders will work in tandem with booth-level workers to spread the message of change.
Party workers will also indulge in door-to-door campaign for the polls. “The results of Legislative Council polls have already declared that panchayati raj representatives have put faith in BJP and its allies. Their mandate is a clear-cut indication that Bihar is progressing on the path of change,” Yadav said. The BJP Bihar in-charge also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming on July 25 to address a ‘Parivartan Rally’ at Muzaffarpur.