Narendra Modi gets hearty welcome in Patna

Narendra ModiPatna: Gujarat CM  Narendra Modi  today received hearty welcome in Patna. He was here to pay condolence after the demise of BJP leader Kailiashpati Mishra.

When Mr Modi emerged from the residence of Mr Mishra after paying condolences, there was chaos outside. Many people started  shouting slogans in favor of Narendra Modi.

“Desh ka Pradhan Mantri kaisa ho, Narendra Modi jaisa ho” (a person like Narendra Modi should be the Prime Minister),” shouted people.

The last time Mr Modi visited Bihar was for the BJP national executive meeting in June 2010.

In Bihar, Nitish Kumar runs the government with the BJP, but he does not share the most cordial relations with Mr Modi. The Gujarat Chief Minister, who is the BJP’s star campaigner, was not invited to campaign for the Bihar elections in 2005 and 2010 following strong protests by Mr Kumar. In a series of interviews, the Bihar Chief Minister has said that his party, the Janata Dal (United) will not support any candidate for PM who does not have secular values.

The supporters of both Mr Kumar and Mr Modi insist that their leader is a potential Prime Minister.  However, Mr Kumar says that he is not an aspirant for the post of PM and that he is happy managing Bihar.

Apart from Mr Modi, BJP veteran LK Advani, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley and BJP General Secretary Ananth Kumar also visited Mr Mishra’s residence in Patna.