Muzaffarpur, July 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today kicked off its party campaign in Bihar for the forthcoming assembly elections in the state. Besides Modi, his nemesis- Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar- was also seen sharing stage with him. Narendra Modi took the opportunity to announce several schemes on the occasion to woo the Bihar electorate. Modi flagged off Patna-Mumbai AC express train and Daniyawa-Biharsharif Railway line along with Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) which was the highlight of several schemes the Prime Minister launched. Also Read - Will Actor Mithun Chakraborty Join BJP? His Plan to Share Stage With PM Modi at Bengal Rally Creates Speculation
The 64-year-old Prime Minister also dedicated the permanent campus of Indian Institute of Technology, Patna to the nation and an incubation centre for medical electronics. Narendra Modi will later head to North Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, where he will address his maiden rally for the upcoming assembly elections. Also Read - PM Modi Discusses Production Linked Incentive Scheme With India Inc | Key Points
Welcoming Narendra Modi on his first trip to Bihar after assuming office, Nitish Kumar expressed his gratitude for the slew of schemes launched by the former. “I welcome Mr. Modi who has come to Bihar for the first time as the Prime Minister. I welcome him from my side, from the government of Bihar and the people of Bihar. On the day of his arrival, lots of schemes have been launched and for this I thank him deeply,” Nitish said. (ALSO READ: Bihar Assembly Elections 2015 opinion poll results: JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance to win 129 seats, Nitish Kumar more popular than Narendra Modi)
The dates for Bihar Assembly Elections haven’t been declared by the Election Commission of India (ECI) till date, but it seems the bugle for massive campaigns (read: mud slinging) have already begun.