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Nitish praises PM Modi for his way of handling terrorism

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the way he handled the recent challenges emerging out of terrorism.

"Under Prime Minister Modiji, the Central government took an initiative. Armed forces were authorised to punish terrorists. The entire nation got united against terrorism," said Kumar, while addressing 'Sankalp Rally' here.

The Chief Minister also praised IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. "Wing Commander Abhinandan was released within 60 hours. I congratulate the Government of India and Modiji for this. Greetings to Abhinandan as well," he said.

"There will be no compromise on terrorism," the Chief Minister thundered.

He also cited several schemes launched by Bihar and Central governments for the poor and underprivileged sections of the society. "Poor women have been benefitted immensely from Ujjawala Yojana," he said.

CM claimed that his alliance with the BJP happened for the development of Bihar. He thanked the Central government for its assistance in the development of Bihar.

Kumar also praised the Central government for its recent move to give 10 per cent reservation to the poor in general category. He also urged the people to maintain harmony and brotherhood in the society.

Talking about 'Mahagathbandhan,' his former ally RJD, and its top leadership, Chief Minister Kumar said: "Some people are doing without principles. Some are gaining wealth without working."

"When we came to power, electricity consumption was just 700 megawatt. People used to scare children, saying don't go out because there are ghosts. They used lanterns. Today the electricity consumption is 5,200MW. The ghosts have gone away. There is no use of lantern either," he said.

The lantern is the symbol of RJD headed by former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Kumar said the NDA will win all 40 Lok Sabha seats in the coming General Elections in the state, and also predicted that the next government at the Centre will be formed under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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First Published: Sun, March 03 2019. 20:42 IST