Bhagalpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday once again attacked the previous regime in Bihar, which he said supported the Maoists and wants to make the state sick and helpless, while the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), he said, wants to work to help the people of the eastern state.

“This is my third rally today, the mandate of people is clearly with the NDA government under the leadership of Nitish Kumarji. The mandate of Bihar is clear wherever I have gone I have seen, the people of Bihar have decided to reelect Nitishji and make NDA win again to ensure the speed of Bihar’s development increases,” PM Modi said during a public address in Bhagalpur, his third rally in the day in poll-bound Bihar.

Here are the highlights from PM Modi's speech in Bhagalpur:

·         People of Bihar know that it is important to make Nitish Kumar the CM again for faster development of the state. The parties who are today standing against NDA are against the growth of the country.

·         Opposition concerned only with 'developing' their own families. Can those who made Bihar a symbol of 'Jungleraj' improve its condition? Everyone suffered during Opposition's 'Jungleraj'

·         Bihar deserves quality education. Can it be ensured by those who don't even know the value of education or by those who are working 24/7 to bring IITs and IIMs to Bihar?

·         Opposition spreading rumours about MSP.

·         Each and every citizen of Bihar must cast his or her vote in the upcoming Bihar elections, following all the guidelines and social distancing norms related to coronavirus. Also, I will like to appeal to all to 'Go Local' while you shop for the festivals this year, promote local artisans.

The Prime Minister is slated to hold 12 election rallies in Bihar from Friday. Bihar assembly elections will be held in three phases -- October 28, November 3, and 7 -- and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.