Two lakh people at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Gaya rally
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Gaya on Sunday drew roughly an estimated crowd of two lakhs, as per reports.
Gaya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Gaya on Sunday drew roughly an estimated crowd of two lakhs, as per reports.
The huge crowd must be a big relief for the local BJP leaders.
Addressing his second rally in a fortnight in the poll-bound state, PM Modi said, the Assembly polls, due in October-November, presented an opportunity to the people to free themselves of a government "steeped in arrogance".
PM Modi, who made repeated reference to "jungle raj", the euphemism used for alleged mis-governance during the Lalu-Rabri rule, in his 40-minute speech, cautioned the people against bringing it back after the polls as he highlighted the contradictions plaguing the RJD-JD(U) alliance.
"If Jungle Raj part II arrives, everything will be ruined. During Jungle Raj part I there was no experience of jail, which would be there now. Nobody learns good things in jail," he said, hinting at RJD chief Lalu Prasad's incarceration for alleged involvement in the fodder scam, as per PTI.
Modi also vowed to remove the BIMARU tag given to the laggard state within five years of BJP-led NDA coming to power, but did not announce the much-expected economic package he has promised.
(With PTI inputs)