Siwan: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah, was once again canvassing in Bihar where winning for the NDA could mean the difference between a second term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a new era led by Congress.
Stumping for JD-U candidate Kavita Singh who is pitted against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Hena Saheb, the wife of Siwan don-turned-imprisoned-politician Mohammed Shahabuddin, Shah said that he had full confidence in the JD-U candidate in turning the fate of Siwan that was destroyed by her opponent's husband and his goons with the help and protection of the architect of jungle raj in Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Speaking at a large crowd at the Gandhi Maidan, the BJP president said that the Lalu-Rabri duo had made Siwan the 'laboratory of jungle raj' and it was only the matured leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi that some semblance of sanity and law and order was restored in Siwan.
Shah also took shot at the Mahagathbandhan saying it was hellbent to keep Bihar in the 'lantern age' whereas the NDA was determined to take Bihar into the new 'LED' era.
"The so-called gathbandhan (alliance) wants to take Bihar back to the era of lantern and jungle raj whereas the NDA wants to take Bihar into the LED era and the Janata Raj. The last five years has brought immense changes in the state thanks to the 'double-engine' government of the BJP and the JD-U in Bihar," Shah said.