Rosera/Bachwara: Sharpening its attack on the NDA for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "not fulfilling the promises" made during the last general elections and said that "hawabaazi" (empty talk) will not work this time.
"Be it distribution of Rs 15-20 lakh to every citizen out of the black money that would come back to country, or be it the enhanced MSP for farmers and jobs for youths, none of the promises made by Narendra Modi during Parliamentary election could see light of the day," Kumar said.
He appealed to the masses not to "rely on the promises made by the Prime Minister anymore."
"PM indulges in making empty promises. 'Hawabaazi is baar nahin chalega' (Empty talks will not work this time)," Kumar said.
Addressing an election meeting at Rosera seat in Samastipur district from where former state Congress President and ex-Bihar minister Ashok Ram is contesting, Kumar also highlighted the unity among Grand Secular Alliance and mocked at the NDA grouping.
"While I, Lalu Prasad and Congress reached a solid understanding without much trouble and declared names of candidates jointly, NDA partners displaying lack of unity are still fighting among themselves for seats and names of candidates," Kumar said.
Addressing another election meeting at Bachwara in Begusarai, Kumar rejected the special package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore announced by the PM for Bihar.
"It's like throwing dust in eyes," he said and told the people that out of Rs 1.25 lakh crore, Rs 1.08 lakh crore belonged to old schemes.
The Chief Minister dwelt on his vision document of Rs 2.70 lakh crore and sought support from the people to take the state forward.
He also touched the issue raised by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat regarding reservation and cautioned people against by describing it as an "evil design".
Kumar also addressed rallies at Banka and Sultanpur in Bhagalpur today.