Commencing his campaign for the Bihar Assembly elections on Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a scathing attack on the opposition, charging them of rampant corruption and caste politics over a period of time.
Addressing his maiden rally at Ramgarh in Kaimur district of Bihar, Yogi singled out Lalu Prasad Yadav led Rashtriya Janata Dal, alleging that besides eating away ration of people, he did not spare even fodder meant for the cattle.
The chief minister said that the Congress was hand in glove with such parties and they were out to create a political atmosphere vitiated with casteism, corruption and hooliganism.
Yogi said that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under the chief ministership of Nitish Kumar was able to establish a rule of law as well as ensuring all-round development of Bihar.
“Inspired by the development agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bihar government worked as per the resolve of Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat,” he said.
Yogi further said that the commendable work done by the NDA regime in Bihar had given a new identity to the state and its people.
“We can easily claim that the Modi government at the Centre fast-tracked development and undertook welfare schemes irrespective of caste, religion and language,” Yogi said
The UP chief minister said that it was for everyone to see that welfare of poor was never on the agenda of opposition parties of Bihar. “For the BJP and the NDA, the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas is always the mainstay of their political agenda,” he said.
Yogi exhorted the voters of Bihar to choose the right political option in the form of NDA. “The option is clear. On one side, you have anarchist and caste-based parties and on the other, you have the development-oriented NDA,” he pointed out.
The chief minister reminded the people that the BJP fulfilled all promises made during the 2014 elections.
“We managed to contain cross-border terrorism, paved the way for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya and ensured employment and required development. We worked for the people and Shri Ram in the same vein,” he said.