Patna, July 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that development is the answer to all ills including poverty, illiteracy and unemployment.
"There is no alternative to development. Development is the answer for all problems," Modi said in his address after he inaugurated five projects here.
On a day-long visit to Bihar, Modi arrived here and was received by Governor K.N. Tripathi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
"We have go for development in our fight against all our problems," he said.
Modi said his government's agenda was to develop eastern India including Bihar. "Unless Bihar is developed, the country cannot be developed.
"I will announce a special package for Bihar at the right time, not now," he said.
Nearly 2,000 policemen have been deployed here for Modi's security after intelligence agencies warned of a possible "human bomb attack" on him.