Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a joint rally with Janata Dal (United) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Gaya on Tuesday.
While Modi mostly attacked the Opposition alliance and criticised the Congress, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar kept to enlisting the achievements of NDA rule in the state.
Taking a jibe at the erstwhile Lalu Prasad’s RJD led government, he said, “we have ended the era of lanterns. Now there is electricity in every village in the state.”
“Every house will have a toilet by 2 October,” he added.
Even though Nitish Kumar did not demand special status for Bihar, he stated that the Central Government has provided all the support for the development in Bihar.
Nitish stated that about INR 50,000 crore was provided by the Centre to the state for construction of road.
“These are the projects which were declared in 2015 under a special package for Bihar,” he said.
Nitish also lauded Central schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and Ayushman Bharat.