Bihar Elections 2020: Double Engine Vs Double Yuvraj
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 06, Nov 2020, 18:39 pm IST | UPDATED: 06, Nov 2020, 18:39 pm IST
While addressing an election rally in Bihar's Chapra on the last day of the campaign for Phase II polls, PM Modi indirectly launched an attack on RJD's Tejashwi Yadav and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
PM Modi said that Bihar has a double engine government that is committed to the development of the state while on the other hand, there are two "Yuvraj" who are fighting to save their throne.
Today, Bihar has 'double-engine ki sarkar'. On the other hand, there are two 'Yuvraj' of whom one is from 'jungle raj'. The double-engine NDA government is committed to the development of Bihar and these double Yuvraj are fighting to save their throne," he said.
Further recounting the fate of Congress in UP, PM Modi said, “NDA defeated ‘double-double Yuvraj’ in UP polls; the ‘double-double Yuvraj’ will meet the same fate in Bihar.”
Three or four years ago, even in the Uttar Pradesh elections, double princes were shaking hands with the people from atop buses. They were made to return home by the people of Uttar Pradesh," he said, referring to the alliance between Mr Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav, the political heir of Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party patriarch.
"A prince there has now met the prince of Jungle Raj," he said, adding like Uttar Pradesh, the two "crown princes" will bite the dust in Bihar.
"Today, in front of Bihar, there is a government of 'double engines'," he said, quoting Tejashwi Yadav's jibe at the state's alliance government of the BJP and Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United.
PM Modi exuded confidence in BJP's victory and said that the high turnout in the first phase of Bihar assembly polls proved all political pundits wrong.
In a bid to strike a chord with the state's women voters, the prime minister said, "My mothers need not worry about whether they would be able to afford Chhath festivities a few weeks from now. Do remember this son of yours is sitting in Delhi. He will take care of all your needs"
PM Modi also targeted Rahul Gandhi and Tejashwi Yadav on nepotism and said that they only care about themselves and their families but Nitish Kumar and PM Modi are working for the people as they don't promote the family but work towards the welfare of their country and the state.
Polling in 71 seats in the first phase of Bihar assembly elections was completed on October 28, with voter turnout at 54.26 per cent. The other two phases of the Bihar election are on November 3 and November 7, and the results will be announced on November 10.