Pirpainti (Bihar): BJP national chief Nitin
Gadkari on Saturday slammed Congress, RJD and LJP for promoting
dynastic rule in politics and asserted that the parties would
be drubbed in the Bihar polls.
"Congress is victim of a family rule," Gadkari said at an
election rally while canvassing for NDA nominees in Bhagalpur
"RJD and LJP too are engaged in promoting `parivarvad`...
They will bite the dust," he said.
Hitting out at RJD, Gadkari alleged that Lalu Prasad had
installed his wife Rabri Devi as the chief minister in his
place when he was sent to jail in the multi-crore fodder scam.
"Now Prasad has brought his son (Tejaswi) in politics."
The BJP chief also accused RJD-Congress combine of
pushing Bihar "miles behind" in development during their 15
"The RJD-Congress regime has been characterised by
corruption and jungle raj," he alleged.
Speaking of the NDA rule in Bihar, he said "The work
done during the past five years by Nitish Kumar government is
just a trailer... The full film will be screened once Bihar
makes it to the category of developed states in the country.
"India can`t develop unless Bihar is developed and it
can be made possible only when every hand in the state have
plenty of opportunities for jobs."
The first step taken by the Nitish Kumar government was
to establish the rule of law and more than 45,000 criminals
were convicted in speedy trials during its tenure, he said.
Besides 23,000 km of road was built and a number of
initiatives were taken for bringing development back on rails
in the state.
If the NDA is returned to power, problems relating to
electricity supply would be accorded top priority and steps
would be taken for setting up thermal power plants, besides
ensuring development in all fields, Gadkari said.