Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Patna today for his first visit to Bihar after his party’s bitter defeat in the state elections in November last year, briefly shared the stage with his arch political rival and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The two later left for Hajipur in the same chopper. Although in the Patna High Court, the two ministers shared the same stage, they were sitting at a distance from each other.
PM Modi during the Hajipur event in Bihar addressed people in large. He was in Bihar to inaugurate a new rail Road Bridge. While addressing the people in Bihar, the PM said, “Whether it’s Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, North East or Odhisha, the faster these states will develop, the faster India will also develop.” Eastern India is the nerve centre of India for development and we cannot have development in eastern India through a shortcut path.”
“Infrastructure, rail and roads, together we have started the project which will help Bihar in development and we believe will bring development in India. It is very important that Bihar should develop.”
Addressing the youths of Bihar, Modi said, “Two factories of locomotive are going to come on the land of Bihar.”
Speaking at the function, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar amidst a crowd chanting Modi’s name said, “The Centre and State should work together and we are committed for a free and independent judiciary.” He also requested Mr Gowda to release funds on time and thanked PM Modi for sparing time for the function.
“Presently, we have something that we didn’t have earlier: the power of technology,” Prime Minister Modi said and asked for making the bar, bench and courts “technologically savvy.”
“I can guess the importance of this bridge looking at the excitement of the people here,” he said. “This project was initiated when Nitish ji was Rail Minister and Atal ji was PM; and now it is being completed,” he added.
First Published | 12 March 2016 5:57 PM
Web Title: PM Modi talks development in Bihar; crowd interrupts Nitish’s speech with ‘Modi’ chants
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