Latching on to the RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's controversial remarks that the 'Hindus too eat beef', senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today promised to frame a legislation to ban cow slaughter in the state if NDA comes to power in Bihar Assembly elections.
The BJP's decision to redraw its Bihar campaign to include carpet-bombing the state with rallies addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, follows reports that indicate a neck and neck finish with the Nitish Kumar-led "Grand Alliance."
Likening Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's daydreaming to comedy show character 'Mungerilal', BJP president Amit Shah alleged that he had betrayed them by snapping ties with the saffron party due to his greed for the post of Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told his party the BJP that he will make himself available for as much time as it needs to campaign for the crucial Bihar elections to be held in five phases over the next month, sources have said.
Reported by Alok Pandey | Monday October 05, 2015, Patna
Lalu Prasad Yadav, who had skipped Rahul Gandhi's first election rally in Bihar last month, today said that he will not be campaigning alongside his mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi for the Bihar elections, to be held in five phases from October 12.
It will be "jungle raj 2" if the grand alliance came to power in Bihar, BJP national President Amit Shah warned today, asserting that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the "mascot" of "corrupt" Congress and along with RJD the state will not progress.
Days before the first phase of Bihar polls, the Election Commission has reminded political parties of the guidelines to be followed while drafting election manifestos and have also asked them to provide it with a copy of the document soon after it has been released.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal today alleged that Bihar had failed to generate even a single MW electricity during the decade-long rule of Nitish Kumar government as he reminded the Chief Minister of his promise three years ago not to seek votes in Assembly polls if he failed to provide power to all households by 2015.
Dubbing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as a 'diamond' during his alliance with the BJP, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the veteran JD(U) leader has now lost much of his sheen after joining hands with the Congress and the RJD to take on the BJP in the upcoming state Assembly polls.
Union Health Minister JP Nadda has alleged inefficiency of Nitish Kumar government in health care saying there was a drastic fall in number of patients coming to hospitals in OPD and decrease in institutional delivery in 2014-15 in Bihar.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who was booked for allegedly making casteist remarks during a poll meeting, has signed a bond agreeing to conditions such as visiting police station when called and assisting cops in the investigation of the case.