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Narendra Modi Pitches For BJP In Gaya, Asks Voters To Prevent Jungle Raj 2

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GAYA, BIHAR — Tearing into the ruling Nitish Kumar- Lalu Prasad alliance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the people of Bihar to use the upcoming assembly polls as an opportunity to "free themselves from the jungle raaj" by electing a BJP-led government to and develop and modernise the state.

"You have suffered their arrogance, deceipt and exploitation for the last 25 years. Do you want such a rule to continue for another five years," the Prime Minister asked at a mass rally here.

"These elections are an opportunity for you to free yourselves from the jungle raaj. ... You have so far seen jungle raaj ... If you allow jungle raaj part two, it will only spell further disaster for the state," Modi said.

Taking a jibe at RJD supremo Lalu Prasad over his conviction in the fodder scam, he said "those who go to jail, come out learning bad things."

He said while the RJD stands for 'rozana jungle raaj ka dar' (daily fear of jungle raaj), the JD(U) stood for 'janata ka daman-utpidan' (suppression and oppression of the people).

The Prime Minister also attacked the JD(U)-RJD combine over the recent murder of a BJP activist in Patna, saying "this is the beginning of jungle raaj part two. Do you want this to come back? The youth here leave their aged parents to go out of the state for employment. Do we need such a government?" he asked the gathering which shouted back a resounding 'no'.

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