Raxual: BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday said that if the party loses the Bihar elections by mistake… crackers will be burst in Pakistan.
Launching a frontal attack on the Nitish Kumar government at a rally in Raxaul on the border with Nepal — Shah spoke at five public meetings in Siwan, East Champaran and West Champaran Thursday — he said: “Agar BJP galti se bhi Bihar me haarti hai to jay-parajay to Bihar me hogi, pataake Pakistan me chhutenge (if BJP loses in Bihar by mistake, then victory-defeat will be in Bihar but crackers will be burst in Pakistan)”.
In local newspapers, BJP placed front-page advertisements targeting the Nitish government for being “soft on terrorists” and not taking strict action at the time of arrest of Indian Mujahideen leader Yasin Bhatkal.
Speaking in Raghunathpur (Siwan) earlier, Shah asked the crowd who did they think would be happiest if the JD(U) were to win. He then told them: “It is not Nitish, not Lalu but Mohammed Shahabuddin”. Former RJD MP Shahabuddin has been convicted in five cases and is currently in jail.
In Bagaha, Shah attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. “Press the lotus (BJP) button so hard that its beep is heard in Rahul Gandhi’s maternal home in Italy,” he told a rally.