Patna: Effectively launching the BJP’s solo election campaign for Bihar, ahead of the 2024 General Elections, in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today addressed a mega rally in Purnia. The rally, named ‘Jan Bhavna Mahasabha’, at Rangbhoomi Ground, is the first organised by BJP in the state after Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar walked out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) combine last month.
Mr Shah is currently on a two-day visit to Bihar.
During his speech, the Union Home Minister listed several Central government projects in the state, including an airport. Addressing the crowd, Mr Shah said: “Arre taaliyaan bajao. Yeh airport aap ke liye banaya hai” (Applaud, please, we have built this airport for you all).
He said Mr Kumar had betrayed BJP by breaking the alliance in Bihar.
Later today, the Union Home Minister will hold a meeting with BJP MPs, MLAs and former ministers from Bihar in Kishanganj. He is also scheduled to chair the BJP State Core Committee meeting in the evening.