Addressing a huge election rally here, Modi, who began his speech in Bhojpuri, said more political parties would join the NDA after Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan decided to return to the NDA's fold.

"Many more parties will join the NDA after the LJP joined it," he said, sharing the stage with Paswan, who quit the NDA in the wake of the 2002 Gujarat riots.

"NDA is expanding. NDA is not just the National Democratic Alliance but the National Development Alliance,” added Modi.

Modi further said that the coming decade would see an improvement in the living standards of the poor.

“The coming decade will be a decade of development for the poor and the downtrodden,” he added.

Modi also took a dig at his opponents, saying that they were more concerned about tackling him than the nation's problems.

"Our priority is to find a solution to the problems of the country. Their priority is to find a solution to Modi!” he said.

Modi underlined the value of maintaining peace in the country.

"Without peace, harmony and unity, the country cannot develop,” said Modi.

(Agencies)

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