Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi led a joint election campaign on Sunday and launched a meteoric attack on rival Lalu Prasad Yadav, highlighting the crime situation and lack of development during his RJD reign in the past.
Going back to comparative data for 15 years under the RJD and an equal period under the NDA now, the two leaders sought another chance from voters to step up development work in the state over the next five years.
The two started the day with a public meeting in Buxar, where BJP presented Parshuram Chaturvedi as a candidate.
He is opposed to incumbent Congressman Sanjay Kumar Tiwari.
This was the constituency from which former DGP Gupteshwar Pandey, who took on VRS and joined JD (U), was to enter the ballot melee, but the seat went to ally the BJP as part of the deal. seat sharing.
After launching separate campaigns since the start of this week, Mr Kumar and Sushil Modi moved on Sunday and sought support for the BJP and JD (U) nominees in four seats in Buxar, Dumraon, Tarari and Jagdishpur.
At the Buxar rally, the former state police chief and JD (U) chief Gupteshwar Pandey was not present.
But, BJP candidate Parshuram Chaturvedi said he appreciated his support and blessings.
Mr Chaturvedi himself had retired prematurely as a deputy deputy police inspector in Bihar in 2003 and joined politics.
“Gupteshwar Pandey is not only my boss in the police, but also an older brother whose feet I touch out of respect and he has always given me blessings,” Chaturvedi told PTI.
The CM and Sushil Modi kept their attention on RJD leader Lalu Prasad and highlighted the situation in the state between 1990 and 2005, both described as “jungle raj “.
“What was the condition of law and order back then? People were afraid to leave their homes after the sun went down. We ended the ‘jungle raj’ and established ‘the rule of law “Mr. Kumar said at the rally in Buxar.
Both spoke of the corruption reigning under the RJD regime and Mr. Yadav himself engaging in corrupt practices.
“People involved in self-service are behind bars today and many more will follow soon,” Kumar added.