“The battle is not between Tejashwi and Nitishji or between Modiji and Laluji . It is between a ‘tanashah’ (dictatorial) government and the poor people and Lalu Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav are with the poor people of the state and the poor janata are bound to win,” roared the Grand Alliance’s chief ministerial candidate, Tejashwi Yadav at Hasanpur in Samastipur district from where his elder brother, Tej Pratap Yadav, is the RJD candidate.
Tej Pratap had in 2015 won from Mahua Assembly constituency in Vaishali district. He said that after coming to power the Grand Alliance government would certainly provide jobs to 10 lakh people and urged the electorate to make Tejashwi the chief minister of Bihar.
Tejashwi, on his part, told the tumultuous crowd that the battle is of ideology and not of personality as is being projected. He once again promised to provide jobs to the people and added that chief minister Nitish Kumar had got tired. The turnout in this small township has certainly dampened the spirit of NDA workers in the entire region which was once considered as its bastion.
“Tejashwi has been drawing massive crowd in his rallies and he is addressing ten to twelve election meetings almost everyday. The RJD rank and file appeared to be charged with the amount of support they are getting from people cutting across caste and age. This could be seen in the body language of Tejashwi himself”, said a Bihar watcher on the condition of anonymity.