With Assembly elections in Bihar scheduled later this year, BJP president Amit Shah reached Patna today to renew energy in party workers to take on the combined might of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar.He addressed a rally in the memory of Karpoori Thakur when he said personal ambition of Nitish Kumar to be PM had driven him to split from the BJP after a seventeen year old alliance.
Shah tried to woo people of the state by remembering former chief minister of Bihar Karpoori Thakur and slamming Nitish Kumar. He also said that Kumar ruined the state after he parted away from the JD (U) for his selfish interests.
He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government has set an example for the previous and coming governments as to how a government should function.
Shah also set an ambitious target of winning 185 seats in the high-priority state, where it had won 31 out of 40 seats in the last Lok Sabha polls.
Shah is on a two-day visit to Bihar, his first since assuming office in July last year. Shah is scheduled to meet party workers tomorrow with an aim to recruit 75 lakh members for the party by March 31. A three-day membership drive will also be reportedly organised by the booth level workers next month. The assembly elections in Bihar are scheduled for later this year.
Gearing up for the Bihar Assembly elections due in 2015, the BJP expressed confidence and said people will vote for them in the upcoming elections scheduled for later this year.