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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday mocked the Congress for its shrinking numbers in the two Houses of Parliament which have dropped below 100, claiming people were punishing the party for its false promises of poverty eradication and farm loan waiver.
He stated that under the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the state had left behind the "darkness of insecurity and anarchy".
Modi said the Congress' "false promises" of poverty eradication, farm loan waiver and one rank-one pension for retired servicemen had left people angry.
It's for the first time in its history that the Congress has just 89 lawmakers in Parliament.
Accusing the previous RJD governments of being steeped in corruption, the prime minister said, "They are again looking at Bihar greedily like a glutton who has eaten his fill but wants more".
The prime minister made a fervent pitch for his 'vocal for local' campaign to promote local enterprise.
"If we don't tell people about our products, who will? Take for example Khadi. It's not a new fabric. But it was sold many times more in the five years since 2014 than it was in the preceding 25 years. This is how you become vocal for local, and the local goes global in no time," he said.
Modi, during the rallies he addressed in Bihar, castigated the RJD-led Grand alliance over alleged corruption and lawnessness.
At every rally, he made it a point to mention the names of the four NDA constituents--the BJP, JD(U), HAM and the Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP), but was silent about Chirag Paswan and his LJP, which has walked out of the alliance in Bihar but is a partner in New Delhi. (PTI)