Addressing a rally in Arrah and Saharsa in Bihar on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced development package worth One lakh Sixty five thousand crore rupees for poll-bound state of Bihar. This includes forty thousand crores for the on-going development projects.
Prime Minister added that this development package will turn around fortune of Bihar.
The PM cited latest state government crime figures to argue that Bihar was already hearing the footsteps of ‘jungle raaj’,taking a jibe at Nitish Kumar’s alliance with Lalu Prasad’s RJD, whose government in the 90s was criticised for the poor law and order situation.
Prime Minister also took a dig at arrogance of the Bihar government by mentioning the 2008 Kosi floods, that had badly hit the region, and targeted Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for returning Rs 5 cr cheque sent to Bihar by him as the then Gujarat Chief Minister.
Earlier,at the official highways project launch programme in Arrah, Minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said that the government is committed to provide employment to 50 lakh youth in next five years under these newly launched projects in state of Bihar. He also said that the government will undertake to complete work worth 25 thousand crore rupees on roads and highways in the state.