BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar is intact: Shah

“When the Congress was in power for 10 years it had given Rs. 1.93 lakh crore to Bihar, but the Narendra Modi-led NDA government gave Rs. 4.35 lakh crore in the last four years,” said Mr. Shah. “Our mission is that every citizen of this country gets a house by 2022… every house gets electricity and toilet. But Rahul Baba, what have your four generations done in the last 55 years?”

Earlier, Mr. Shah was accorded a grand welcome by BJP leaders and workers in Patna, where he met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other senior BJP leaders at the State guest house over breakfast. Later, he addressed party cadres and booth-level workers. He also met party leaders in the evening to discuss the upcoming poll strategy.

Later in the evening, he reached the official residence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at 1, Anne Marg and had meetings with several leaders over dinner.

This was Mr. Shah’s first visit to the State since the JD(U) formed the government in Bihar with the BJP in July 2017.

A large number of hoardings, posters and billboards with pictures of Mr. Shah and State BJP leaders dotted the State capital to welcome him.

Meanwhile, party sources told
The Hindu
that both the leaders had reached an electoral agreement “based on some mutually suitable arithmetic” and the meeting between the two was held in a congenial atmosphere.

However, Opposition RJD leader and party spokesperson Bhai Birendra said, “let them conclude their meeting in a congenial atmosphere, but their defeat is certain in people’s court of election”.

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