New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo on Sunday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Sankalp rally and termed their mega event nothing more than an ‘illusion’.
“Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar and Ram Vilas Paswan have worked for months, using government machinery to organise the rally at Gandhi Maidan. The number of people the rally has attracted is similar to the turn out I could have attracted at a roadside paan shop. Go on men, keep trying, ask organisers to zoom the camera more,” Lalu tweeted.
Using the hashtag #BiharRejectsModi, the former Bihar CM further claimed that one can lie, throw ‘jumlas’ in desperation. “Their self-confidence is so much shaken by the possible defeat that they are speaking Hindi using ‘speech teleprompter’,” Lalu tweeted.
Earlier in the day, in the first show of strength in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned public against opposition’s ‘Mahagathbandhan’ agenda, which was “personal and for their own family.”
“Had the Mahamilavat government been there, there wouldn’t have been any decision or development because they have a habit of developing themselves,” Modi said, while addressing Sankalp rally in Patna where he formally launched NDA’s campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Bihar.
He also attacked Congress and its allies for demoralising security forces by asking for proof of air strikes against terror camps in Pakistan and for “making the enemies smile” by issuing statements.
“I want to know from Congress and its allies why they are demoralizing security forces by asking for proof of the air strikes against terror camps. Why are they issuing such statements that benefit our enemies?” Modi asked.