"There is no alternative to development. Development is the answer for all problems," PM Modi said in his address after he inaugurated five projects in Patna.
On a day-long visit to Bihar, PM Modi arrived in Patna and was received by Governor KN Tripathi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
"We have to go for development in our fight against all our problems," he said.
PM Modi said his government's agenda was to develop eastern India including Bihar. "Unless Bihar is developed, the country cannot be developed.
"I will announce a special package for Bihar at the right time, not now," he said.
Nearly 2,000 policemen have been deployed in Patna for PM Modi's security.
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