PM Modi rakes up 1984 riots as debate over intolerance rages
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Bihar needs BJP to secure its bright future.
Purnea: Addressing a huge rally in Bihar's Purnea district on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to clarify his party's stand on intolerance, which the opposition is apparently trying to make an election issue, and said that “after the terrible 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Congress cannot lecture us on tolerance”.
“Sikhs were openly slaughtered following Indira Gandhi's assassination. Many Congress leaders were implicated for their role but they managed to go scot-free,” Modi said.
He said that Bihar needs BJP to secure its bright future.
“People of Bihar only accepted you (CM Nitish Kumar) because you were lucky enough to have Atal ji's blessings whom people of nation had faith in,” Modi said adding, Nitish must give an account of his works.
“What happened to Nitish ji's plan for electricity for all, power, employment, road and security.
“They could not provide anything and that is why they could not give an account of their work,” Modi said.
“Vote for BJP and we will bring rapid development. We will provide 24X7 electricity, better roads, better education, water and medicine for the old.
“We will also create employment opportunities for the youth so that they don't have venture outside the state for jobs,” he said.
“Those who were in power in the state now must give an account of what they have done.
“Bihar yearns for change. We have cleared Rs.1.25 lakh crore package for Bihar's development,” Modi said in a last ditch effort to woo the voters before the fifth phase of voting .
“Bihar needs two engines, one in Patna and the other in Delhi, to pull the state out of the crisis” he added.