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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Bhagalpur:  Making a statement again on the occasion of upcoming Bihar assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that  “development” should be the top agenda.

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“Development should be the main issue,” Modi told a huge rally here in Bhagalpur, about 200 km from Patna.

Modi reminded people that he had announced a Rs.1.25 lakh crore special package for Bihar’s development last month.

He said he had forced the alliance of the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress to talk about development.

“I am happy that development has become an issue for them also.”

But Modi targeted the alliance leaders by saying they were silent at their Patna rally on Sunday on how to develop Bihar.

“All of them only chanted Modi, Modi, nothing else, to target me.”

The Bharatiya Janata Party leader urged the people to ask the “grand alliance” to provide a balance sheet of their 25 years of rule in Bihar.

This was Modi’s fourth rally in the run up to the assembly polls.

(With inputs from IANS)

 

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BJP President Amit Shah States The Importance of Having Citizenship Bill

Asking opposition parties not to create obstacles in the construction of Ram temple, he told them to clear their stand on the issue

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BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was “very necessary” and added that the government was working on building a consensus with stakeholders in the northeast.

Addressing the media here, Amit Shah also said that the government had brought the bill after much thought and Home Minister Rajnath Singh was holding consultations with various people to address the opposition to the issue.

“There are two sides of a coin. There are decisions that some like and some don’t… The fate of huge number of refugees can’t be kept hanging in the balance and we are firm on it,” he said.

Asked what would be the BJP’s stand if suggestions come to withdraw the Bill as it has created unrest in the entire northeast, Amit Shah said: “Home Minister is holding discussions with political parties. Discussion with some parties have already taken place. If consensus emerges, we will definitely move ahead but the Citizenship Bill is highly necessary for the country.”

The Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who entered India before December 31, 2014.

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BJP President Amit Shah.

Political parties and civic groups in the northeast say if this is implemented, “outsiders” will overwhelm the local population.

The BJP President was also committed to build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.

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“The BJP wants the Ram Temple should be built at the same place in Ayodhya where Lord Ram was born. Our stand is clear. There is no confusion.”

Asking opposition parties not to create obstacles in the construction of Ram temple, he told them to clear their stand on the issue. (IANS)