"Jaitley released the vision document a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Banka," Bharatiya Janata Party leader Bhupender Yadav, who is in charge of the party affairs in Bihar, said. Yadav stated the document focuses on women's empowerment, education, jobs for youth and infrastructure development.

"The vision document has a clear-cut plan to develop Bihar in the next five years if the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance wins the polls and forms the next government," he added. The party's main plank is 'development in Bihar', he said.


Charging that the grand alliance was a contradictory coalition, he said, "Participants of the grand alliance are opportunists. Political consistency is not their virtue. There can be no other result but to push Bihar into anarchy in case they win."

Jaitley, the Union Finance Minister, cited that while one could never comprehend an alliance between BJP and Congress, it was even more difficult to imagine the followers of Ram Manohar Lohia joining hands with Congress given their differing thoughts and ideologies.

"We see such political inconsistency and such a contradictory alliance. A three-legged race cannot be run and even if it is run, it cannot be won," he added. Jaitley also attacked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying that he had allied himself with the creators of 'jungle raj'.

Despite Kumar having won the last three polls in Bihar on the promise of freeing the state from 'jungle raj', Jaitley claimed that nothing would change under a coalition of which Lalu Prasad was a part.

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