Patna: BJP chief Amit Shah launched his party’s campaign for the Bihar elections at a rally in Patna’s massive Gandhi Maidan on Tuesday, offering political rivals a bit of math.
“I want to tell Laluji. Zero plus zero is zero. No matter what alliance you form, nothing is going to happen,” said Mr Shah, also tearing into Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for opposing the Centre’s land reforms.
“I want to ask Nitish Kumar, just how many sugar mills are being run in Bihar? How many malls have come up in their place? How many roads are in good condition?” the BJP chief said, asserting that the big crowd at the rally “suggests there will be a BJP government in Bihar soon, whatever their alliance.”
In the crucial state elections later this year, the BJP will battle the combined might of stalwarts Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav, with the Congress as a third partner.
The BJP and its allies bagged 32 of Bihar’s 40 seats in the national elections last year; Lalu and Nitish were left scrounging