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Patna: A day before the third phase of polling, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the ongoing election will decide Bihar’s future.

Addressing an election rally in Sitamarhi district, Modi called upon the electorate to vote after careful thinking.

“You have to decide who to trust for your future. If there is anything that can change your future, it is development,” he said.

“On the one hand there is development, and on the other there is opportunism,” the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said, referring to his opponents.

Modi said the solution for all problems in Bihar was not Modi but development. He reiterated that India will develop only if Bihar develops.

“It is not about winning or losing, it is about defining Bihar’s future,” Modi said, underlining the need to provide electricity, water, roads, education, jobs and healthcare in the state.

“I had promised to give a package of Rs.50,000 crore (to Bihar). After taking power, we gave Rs.1.65 lakh crore.

“We want to provide electricity to each house in Bihar. We have already decided to give Rs.250-300 crore to each district.”

He accused his rivals, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, of making baseless allegations against the BJP-led alliance.

He attacked Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad saying Bihar can’t be taken back to the 18th century.

“Can mantra or tantra help political parties escape their misdeeds?” Modi asked, in an obvious reference to Nitish Kumar’s meeting with a tantrik.

The five-phase Bihar election began on October 12 and will end on November 5. The counting of votes will take place on November 8.

(IANS)

 

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Modi must speak up on violence against women, children: Rahul

During the protest, Gandhi slammed the Prime Minister over the repeated incidents of violence, rape and murder of women in the country

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “silence” over the rape incidents in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao was “unacceptable”. He prodded him to speak.

He also accused the Bharatiya Janata Party governments in these states of “protecting rapists”. “Mr Prime Minister, your silence is unacceptable. What do you think about the growing violence against women and children? Why are accused rapists and murderers protected by the state? India is waiting. Speak up,” Gandhi said in a tweet.

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Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi again on his inability to secure women and children. Wikipedia

In another tweet earlier, Gandhi thanked people who had taken part in the midnight protest in Delhi against the “slumber” that the Modi government was in and sought justice for the victims.

“Thousands of men and women stood up to be counted in the battle for justice and to protest the rising acts of violence against girls and women.

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“I thank each and everyone of you for your support. It shall not be in vain,” Gandhi said while attaching pictures of people who participated in the protest. Gandhi, who had led the protest Thursday night, was joined by his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra, hundreds of party workers and senior party leaders.

During the protest, Gandhi slammed the Prime Minister over the repeated incidents of violence, rape and murder of women in the country. “We want the government to take action. Today, women are feeling insecure to move out of their houses. Somewhere a child, a woman is raped, killed and we want that the government should resolve this. The women of the country should feel safe,” he had said. IANS

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