Patna, Sept 14: The BJP and its allies are all set for the Bihar elections. With the seat sharing deal done and announced just a while ago, the BJP's national president Amit Shah said that the main plank on which the elections would be fought would be development.
Shah said that the manifesto will be announced soon. While the manifesto would largely speak about the development of Bihar, it would also focus very heavily on the law and order situation in the state.
What to expect from the BJP manifesto?
BJP sources say that the past few elections that it has fought has been on the development plank. The policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be highlighted in the manifesto. The BJP, however, would rely on a research that has been done by the Public Policy Research Centre which was headed by the party's vice president, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.
The BJP would inform the voters about how the economic growth of the state had fallen from 15 per cent to 9 per cent in the past year.
Today, Amit Shah at the press conference indicated that the development that Nitish Kumar speaks about should be cross checked. He quoted the period when he was running the government along with the BJP. However, the figures have fallen after that, Shah said.
Law and order situation:
After the issues of development, the BJP will look to expose Nitish Kumar with figures on the deteriorating law and order situation. Statistics would suggest that there has been a steep increase in the number of crime related incidents.
For instance, the number of rape cases has increased by 22 percent while the kidnappings have gone up from 4,738 to 6,570.
The BJP would look to drive this point hard to the voters. The party maintains that ever since Nitish Kumar broke off the alliance with the BJP, the state has gone from bad to worse.
BJP sources tell OneIndia that it would counter every claim being made by Nitish Kumar with facts and numbers.