Wrong vote will adversely affect Bihar’s development, warns Amit Shah


BJP President, Amit Shah, has warned that wrong vote by people of Bihar will adversely affect the development of the state, scheduled to go for polls later this year.

Addressing a function in Patna, Shah said that the next assembly elections should be fought on the issue of development.

The Bihar polls will not decide the future of next five year. It will decide how Bihar will be run in the next 15 years. If people failed to take the right decision, it will affect the state’s development process,” Shah said.

He praised the development of BJP-ruled states such as Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan and said that “our government will replicate the same development here also.”

On Nitish Kumar calling BJP a communal party, he said Nitish Kumar had allied with the same party in the past.

On Friday, Indian Express reported how the incidents of communal violence had surged sharply after the BJP parted ways with Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United.

According to the report, the number of communal violence in Bihar had increased by 300 percent since BJP decided not to be part of the state government in 2013.

BJP, in the past, has been accused of stoking communal sentiments to polarise votes to win elections. Several of its leaders were heard making inflammatory speeches along the communal lines during this year’s Delhi elections and ahead of assembly by-polls in Uttar Pradesh earlier this. Its political detractors accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of approving these communally charged comments because of his prolonged silence on the matter.

The party had suffered defeats in both these elections.