Gadkari seeks another chance to turn Bihar into Punjab

BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday appealed to the people of Bihar to give another chance to the ruling NDA to bring the state to the category of developed states like Punjab and Haryana.

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010, 19:02 PM IST

Patna/Madhubani: BJP President Nitin Gadkari
on Wednesday appealed to the people of Bihar to give another chance
to the ruling NDA to bring the state to the category of
developed states like Punjab and Haryana.

"We had sought your precious vote at the time of
elections in 2005 for development. Now fruits of development
are seen in all fields after five years. Once again we seek
vote for a second term to make Bihar a developed state like
Haryana and Punjab," Gadkari said addressing an election rally
in Madhubani.
Holding the successive Congress and RJD governments
responsible for backwardness in Bihar, the BJP chief said the
people tasted the fruits of development for the first time
during the NDA rule.

Road, water, electricity and telecommunication were most
important facts to be addressed to and what the NDA rule had
done during the past five years was now a matter of
acknowledgement, he said.

The state`s growth rate increased to 11 per cent from
0.5 per cent five years ago, Gadkari said and asked the people
to vote for NDA, otherwise the `jungle raj and anarchy` would
be re-established.

He said both the Congress and RJD remained engaged in
"petty politics in the name of castes and communalism".
"Lalu Prasad`s RJD brought destruction during the 15-year
rule, and the Congress has done `only vakas (tall claim)` in
the name of vikas (development)," Gadkari told reporters at
the Jaya Prakash Narayan International Airport here earlier on
his arrival from New Delhi.

Good roads were seen in the state now and there was
marked improvement in the electricity, he said.

"The major thing, also seen here, is the marked
improvement in law and order because of the efforts made by
the Nitish Kumar government," he said.

Gadkari expressed confidence that the BJP-JD(U) combine
would increase its tally in the Assembly this time.

PTI