Without taking the names of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, he said, “In Bihar, the mother and son have a relationship with Lalu. They are helping each other. They even got him out of jail. Why cannot they share a stage with him at a rally? Why don't you have the guts? You play games behind curtains. You can't do it openly?”

Asserting that India needs a strong government at the Centre, Modi expressed confidence that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would form the government after Lok Sabha polls.

“There is a need of a strong government in the country, unlike the weak and deathbed-ridden mother-son government," Modi said at an election meeting at Saraiganj in Bihar’s Ujiyarpur parliamentary constituency.

"It is certain that a new government led by the BJP will be formed," he added.

Modi appealed to the people to vote for the BJP and its allies for a strong government.

"There is no place for a weak and dull government in Delhi. A strong government is in demand now," he said.

"Wherever we go, we find IAS, IPS officers from Bihar. But the goddess of wealth is yet to come here. It does not come without lotus," he added.

Referring to the legacy of the legendary socialist leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur, Modi said, "He worked tirelessly all his life for the welfare of the downtrodden sections of the society. I seek his blessings to complete his incomplete work.”

Speaking in Samastipur earlier, Modi referred to the blasts targeting his rally in Patna last year and said that ‘God had protected him’.

"I visited Bihar for the rally in Patna on 27th October. Bihar gave me so much love… God saved me and I feel blessed. If God protected me then, then it is this land in Bihar that will make me win on May 16,” he said.

A series of bomb blasts rocked Patna on October 27 last year before Modi was scheduled to address a massive gathering. Six people were killed and 85 others sustained injuries in the blasts.


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