‘Cong, RJD got together in the name of fighting Modi’ | India News

PATNA: PM Narendra Modi called out Congress and RJD on Thursday for ‘coming together in the name of fighting Modi’, conveniently forgetting that their leadership would not long ago ‘demand jail terms for each other in corruption cases’.
“Congress and RJD gave our country such a bad name – Congress with its failure to curb terrorist activity and RJD with its mishandling of the Maoist problem,” Modi said during a campaign rally in Jamui, 165km from Patna.
“The world used to think we are a weak and poor nation. Terrorists from small countries that are now struggling to maintain their supplies of wheat used to strike at will. Successive Congress govts did little except seek intervention by other nations, compromising India’s gaurav (pride).”
Modi’s 30-minute speech also contained references to the ‘development successes’ of three NDA govts in Bihar led by CM Nitish Kumar from November 2005 to June 2013, July 2017 to August 2022, and January this year till now.
He mentioned the construction of roads, bridges and an airport at Deoghar, along with the expansion of Gaya airport, as evidence of NDA prioritising Bihar. Around Rs 1 lakh crore worth of road projects are on the anvil, he added.
On India’s progress during the past 10 years of NDA’s governance, the PM likened his govt to the Maurya dynasty that gave the country its first strong monarchy. “Today’s Bharat (India) is like that of the great Patliputra, Magadha and Maurya kingdoms. This Bharat hits back at the enemy.”

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