Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for acting against terror and working for the common people.
Campaigning in the Jamui, Kishanganj and Bhagalpur parliamentary constituencies, Nitish Kumar, also the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief, attacked the opposition Grand Alliance for its “baseless talks” and termed the Congress manifesto “useless” as what it had was “difficult to implement”.
“Modi has taken action against terror. He had responded timely and countered terror,” he said at the election meetings.
Lauding Modi for working for the common people, especially in the state, he appealed to the people to support and vote for the National Democratic Alliance in the polls.
Nitish Kumar, who is one of the main star campaigners of NDA in Bihar, asked people with folded hands to give his ‘mazdoori’ (wages) in the form of votes.
“We have come to seek votes from you on the basis of the work. I have done development work in last 13 years and I am seeking wages for it from you,” he said, adding that his government constructed roads to connect all villages, provided electricity and was working to provide clean drinking water, and established rule of law and harmony in the state.
He also noted the work towards women empowerment in the state by reserving a 35 per cent quota for women in government jobs to 50 per cent in Panchayati Raj institutions.
“It resulted in women coming out of their homes and joining the mainstream of society.. it is common now to see girls in groups going to schools and colleges, which was unbelievable earlier.”
He also targeted the opposition, mainly Rashtriya Janata Dal leaders for using objectionable words against him and Prime Minister Modi during the election campaign and advised them to use decent language.