On Sunday, the opposition party leaders slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his “NDA Double-Engine government” remark. This came minutes after PM Modi addressed a rally in Chapra.
Hitting out at the opposition leaders, PM Modi said, “NDA’s double engine government is committed to the development, but double-double Yuvraj (crown prince) are fighting to save face.” Calling RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav “Jungleraj Ka Yuvraj” earlier this week, PM Modi has extended his jab towards Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav, without naming them. Tejashwi Yadav and Rahul Gandhi have shared the stage quite a few times during elections. “One of them failed in UP a few years ago and is now lending his support to the ‘Yuvraj of jungle raj’ in Bihar,” said PM Modi. He criticized the RJD-Congress alliance in Bihar and called it an alliance of “double-double Yuvraj” whose main concern was to protect their respective thrones.
This has prompted Congress leader Randeep S. Surjewala and Tejashwi Yadav to stick to his “double-engine” remark. Tejashwi Yadav has used the term “Double Engine” numerous times while criticizing Nitish Kumar’s governance in Bihar.
मा. मोदी जी,
2015 चुनाव में नीतीश कुमार जी को “18वीं सदी की मानसिकता वाला” बता गए थे।
आज उन्हें छपरा में “डबल इंजन” बता रहे।
सच ये है कि ये “डबल धोखे” की सरकार है।
एक “जुमलेबाज” और एक “धोखेबाज”,
बिहार की जनता करेंगे दोनों का इलाज!#बोले_बिहार_बदलें_सरकार
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 1, 2020
After PM Modi’s rally, Congress’s Randeep Singh Surjewala made a tweet in Hindi. He wrote that in the 2015 election, Modiji remarked that Nitish Kumar had an ‘18th-century’ mindset. Now, he went on to call his government a double engine. He said that in truth, the current government is one of ‘double deception’. One is a jumlebaz (one who makes false promises) and the other, a dhokebaaz (one who deceives). He also mentioned that Bihar voters will provide them with fair treatment for their deeds.
Why is employment rate so low despite ‘Double-Engine’ government: Yadav
Yadav also hit back at PM Modi. He said that the respected PM did not tell why Bihar’s unemployment rate is still at 46.6 percent despite the ‘double-engine’ government and also what has caused migration in the state. He also stated that Bihar is still leading the crime rates according to NCRB. Furthermore, he stated that the state is still lagging in terms of health and education, as per NITI Aayog. He made similar allegations in a series of eleven questions that he posted on social media in the morning ahead of PM’s Bihar visit.
PM Modi also recalled the 2017 assembly polls of Uttar Pradesh and talked about the short-lived Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance. Their alliance was crushed by BJP by a large margin. “They are going to fail here again”, said the Prime Minister talking about the RJD-Congress alliance.