Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce a package and set an agenda for development of Bihar during his visit to the state on Saturday, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said on Tuesday.
"The Prime Minister will announce a package for Bihar and set an agenda for development of the state in the coming years at a public meeting in Muzaffarpur on July 25," Sushil Modi told reporters.
He, however, did not give details of the package.
Modi's rally in Bihar will kickstart BJP's campaign for the state Assembly polls to be held later this year.
Sushil Modi, former deputy chief minister, said the party's state unit has requested the central leadership to schedule three more rallies by the PM in Bihar ahead of the announcement of the poll schedule.
On state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's frequent charge that the Prime Minister visits Bihar after a gap of 15-16 months keeping in mind political considerations, Sushil Modi said the PM will be coming to Bihar for official and party- related engagements.
"We are glad that the Prime Minister is coming to Bihar in every 15-16 months. The previous Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh) had never visited Bihar during his tenure."
"He had only carried out an aerial survey during 2008 Koshi floods and returned to Delhi," Sushil Modi said.
The senior BJP leader alleged that Nitish Kumar created 'obstacles' in the construction of Digha-Sonepur road-cum-rail bridge, otherwise this project too would have been dedicated to the nation by the PM during this visit.