The political calendar of the Seemanchal region was set to fast forward with a mega rally addressed by Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah at Bodh Gaya, around 40km from the state capital, on Saturday.
The rally has been strategically scheduled just three days after the PFI carried out raids at multiple locations in Bihar and Jharkhand in connection with an alleged assassination plot against BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. It appears that there would be no looking back from here as far as the politics of this region go.
Excerpts from BJP National President Shri Amit Shah speech at Darbhanga
Yesterday, we had a meeting with the Chief Minister of Bihar. I am happy to inform you that he has assured us that he will work towards improving the law and order situation. The state government will not tolerate any one who is involved in any kind of illegal activity.
The BJP led National Democratic Alliance Government at the Centre wants to make India prosperous, powerful, secure and progressive.
It would not have been possible without your help. It is time for all of us to stand together once again. Let us dedicate ourselves for the sake of our great country. And let us march forward under leadership of Shri Narendra Modi ji -the Prime Minister, who won hearts across the country because he was unafraid to challenge those in power when they were taking decisions which were against people’s interests.
Let there be no doubt about it – We are committed to safeguarding unity and integrity of this country; we are committed to upholding its diversity; its plurality; its secularity; it commitment as a liberal democracy where everyone has an equal right to live their lives as they please – free from fear or intimidation.
Has The Big Moment Finally Come?
The Big Moment has come for Nitish Kumar. His party won’t be able to use its age-old trick of playing both sides off each other as Amit Shah is onto him. The BJP president has given Bihar new hope, a ray of light that they have lacked over the past few years.
He has galvanized the entire state and put it squarely back into the national spotlight with his vision for 2024. The battle lines are now drawn: if Nitish wants to stop BJP from coming to power again, he’ll need to find someone else who can do what he did in 2015. It’s been said before, but it bears repeating – this will not be easy. Not by any stretch of the imagination. But I’m cautiously optimistic about our chances.
RSS Holds Its First Sarbat Sankirtan in Bihar
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh held its first sarbat sankirtan event in Bihar at Motihari, the birthplace of revolutionary Jayaprakash Narayan, who led the anti-Emergency movement. This is seen as a major win for the RSS’s efforts to expand its footprint outside Kerala and West Bengal.
Akshaypradhan, RSS pracharak for East Champaran district said that this was only the beginning of their efforts to reach out to people across Bihar. He said: Bihar is not just about politics anymore.
Jan Sangh will be back, vows BJP chief after first party office set up
The Jan Sangh party was a Hindu nationalist political party, the forerunner of the present-day Bharatiya Janata Party. The Jan Sangh came into being after the RSS, under M. S. Golwalkar, decided to enter electoral politics in 1951. The Jan Sangh won only three Lok Sabha seats in the first General Elections of 1952.
After much debate within the party, they were disbanded on 12 September 1977, when Jana Sangh merged with other parties to form a new group called the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Amit Shah is the BJP chief, who visited Darbhanga earlier this month for his rally there. Amit Shah’s rally in Seemanchal stuns Bihar rivals as PFI raids increase the stakes for the year 2024
Outlook – People want change; won’t accept Nitish anymore, says BJP national president
The people of Bihar want change. They don’t want Nitish Kumar, Amit Shah said at a rally in Seemanchal, where he flagged off the party’s campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. For the last 20 years, you have seen the same old faces.
It is time to give someone else a chance.
Bihar needs development, not destruction, he said, referring to Nitish Kumar’s government that has been rocked by two raids conducted by the PFI-BIJAC over recent months. It is unfortunate that certain forces are trying to destabilise Bihar. In his speech, Mr Shah also took potshots at Congress president Rahul Gandhi and PM Narendra Modi.