According to media reports, many BJP leaders in Bihar are renaming existing roadside stalls that sell tea as "NaMo stalls." Clarifying their latest move supporting the Gujarat CM, the leaders were quoted as saying, "Many owners of roadside tea shops came to us and said they feel proud that Narendra Modi used to sell tea in trains in his childhood and has risen to such a height that he has been named as BJP's PM candidate. They expressed solidarity with him."
The NaMo tea stalls will be used to promote Modi's upcoming rally in Patna on Oct 17. Earlier BJP leaders accused JD(U) of trying to overshadow his rally by organising President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the city on the same day.
They feel proud that Narendra Modi used to sell tea in trains in his childhood
The BJP says that the Bihar government, headed by Nitish Kumar, has orchestrated a visit to Patna at the same time by the President of the country to combat Mr Modi's star power.
Despite all such controversies, BJP continues to promote Modi's rally in the state. Some leaders claim they have pasted Modi's poster along with his slogan - Nayi soch, Nayi umeed (New thinking, New hope) at nearly 20 stalls so far and plan to deliver 400 stalls before Modi's rally.