The rallies would be held at Gaya on August 9, Saharsa on August 19 and Bhagalpur on August 30. A Bharatiya Janata Party leader said the venues were chosen in such a manner that they covered about 10 adjoining districts of Bihar.

Modi addressed a rally in Muzaffarpur in Bihar on July 25 and took digs at the leadership of Janata Dal-United and Rashtriya Janata Dal of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad, respectively.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said politics has hurt the state's development and promised to give it a package "bigger" than Rs 50,000 crore which he had announced earlier.

Sharing dais with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who had parted ways with BJP for projecting him as Prime Ministerial candidate two years back, Modi took a jibe at JD(U)'s new partner RJD chief Lalu Prasad, saying Railway Ministers who "came from here" after the Vajpayee government had "halted work".
"The Chief Minister just gave a detailed overview of how much damage development suffers because of politics," Modi had said as he launched a power project here on his maiden visit since becoming the Prime Minister in June last year.
Referring to developmental projects initiated during the previous NDA government, he had said, "The work which could have been completed during Atal ji (Behari Vajpayee's) tenure took 2015 to be finished. I totally agree with Nitish ji that if the (Lok Sabha) polls (in 2004) had taken place six months later (than April-May), the work could have been completed then only."

The term of Bihar assembly will end in November this year.

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