If the Bharatiya Janata Party is defeated in the Bihar assembly polls and does not form a government, firecrackers will be burst in Pakistan," Shah said at an election rally in Raxaul.

Ruling Janata Dal-United spokesperson KC Tyagi condemned Amit Shah's statement and said the party would complain to the Election Commission today. The BJP president said jailed criminal-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin would benefit the most if a government led by Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad came to power in Bihar.

Shahabuddin, a former parliamentarian, is currently lodged in Bhagalpur central jail. "Time has come for the people of Bihar to get rid of the jungle raj," Shah stated. He said the NDA would form a government committed to the development of the state. "Only a BJP government can develop Bihar," Shah said.

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