What Narendra Modi Tells the People of Bihar

Narendra Modi. Photo courtesy: BJP
Narendra Modi. Photo courtesy: BJP

After facing a crushing defeat in the recent assembly election in Bihar, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still trying to woo the Bihar voters.

Today, Modi greeted the people of Bihar, on Bihar Diwas.

बिहार के स्थापना दिवस पर बिहार के सभी लोगों को मेरी शुभकामनाएं। Bihar Diwas greetings to the people of Bihar,” Modi got this message pasted on his Twitter account.

Earlier, Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani – who belonged to Modi’s own party BJP – had given a call to defeat BJP in Bihar.

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Irked by BJP’s lackluster response on the issue of black money, Jethmalani had exhorted the voters of Bihar to defeat Modi’s BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) in the state election.

Jethmalani was particularly upset with Modi’s false promises to bring back black money stashed away abroad by some corrupt Indians.

Jethmalani blamed the Congress-led UPA and Modi government for their failure to recover black money from foreign tax havens.

Jethmalani also revealed that as per a BJP task force committee, black money worth $1,500 billion USD (or Rs. 90 lakh crore) is lying in tax havens.

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He lamented that the Modi-led BJP government including the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley – despite their promises – failed to bring back even a single dollar.

Modi and his political party BJP had allured the Indian voters before the Lok Sabha election of 2014 saying they will recover the black money stashed away abroad by a slew of Indian crooks and distribute it among all citizens of India.

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The BJP had estimated that Rs. 15 lakh will be the share of every Indian if all the unaccounted money is brought back from the foreign coffers.

This is a huge amount for a local Indian considering the fact that 400 million people in the Indian population of 1.25 billion are so poor that they live below $1.25 per day.

But Modi – known for making false promises – hoodwinked the Indian voters once again and is doing nothing to recover black money and he also has failed to check mounting corruption in the country.

Bihar Diwas or Bihar Day is observed every year on March 22, marking the formation of the state of Bihar.

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