Why PM Narendra Modi stopped crowd from chanting 'Modi Modi' in Bihar

In an attempt to silence a section of the crowd vigorously chanting his name during Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar's address here today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen gesturing the masses to quiet down and listen to Kumar's speech.

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2016, 16:30 PM IST
Why PM Narendra Modi stopped crowd from chanting 'Modi Modi' in Bihar
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Hajipur: In an attempt to silence a section of the crowd vigorously chanting his name during Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar's address here today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen gesturing the masses to quiet down and listen to Kumar's speech.

Nitish was addressing the inauguration function of the newly constructed Digha-Sonepur rail-cum-road bridge in Hajipur when the crowd suddenly started chanting 'Modi Modi' slogans. It was then when the Prime Minister got up from his seat and walked towards the end of the dais, and gestured the crowd chanting with his hand to maintain silence.

Following Nitish's address, both him and the Prime Minister were seen smiling and talking amicably to each other.

Prime Minister Modi arrived in Patna today on a day-long visit to Bihar where he will dedicate to the nation the newly constructed Digha-Sonepur rail-cum-road bridge and inaugurate a new rail bridge in Munger.

Nitish, while addressing the crowd, said, "I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving time, I welcome him here. Centre and state government together will help accelerate growth. I am hopeful that Centre will continue to provide assistance to the state."