Prime Minister Leads Historic Roadshow in Bihar

Preeti Bali / 11:07 am / May 13, 2024

In a historic event for the city of Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a massive roadshow on Sunday, marking the first instance of such an event by a Prime Minister in Patna. Standing atop a vehicle adorned with saffron decorations and his own images, Modi traversed approximately 1.5 kilometers, drawing enthusiastic crowds along the route.


Historic Bihar Roadshow by Prime Minister Modi Attracts Enthusiastic Crowds


Accompanying him were Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, JD(U) leader and NDA partner, Deputy CM Samrat Choudhary, and local MP Ravi Shankar Prasad. The BJP, leveraging Modi’s charisma, orchestrated what they termed ‘The Modi Show’, highlighting his pivotal role in the upcoming elections. The vehicle, carrying the leader, was followed by a procession of women supporters clad in saffron saris, with matching turbans and lotus-inscribed badges.


Modi, renowned for his rapport with the common populace, waved to citizens, many of whom stood on balconies or by windows of decorated houses, adorned with lights and flowers in anticipation of his arrival. On the streets, bystanders eagerly captured the moment on their mobile phones, while others displayed placards and banners praising the Prime Minister.


Making history as the first Prime Minister to hold a roadshow in Bihar, Modi displayed humility by bowing with folded hands to greet groups of priests performing aarati along the road. Arriving in the evening after a day of rigorous campaigning in West Bengal, Modi was greeted at the airport by various leaders.

Prime Minister Modi’s Triumphal Bihar Roadshow Culminates Amidst Enthusiastic Support


The roadshow commenced at Bhattacharjee Road and concluded at Udyog Bhavan near Gandhi Maidan, where Modi had delivered a significant speech over eight years ago, undeterred by incidents of disruption. The atmosphere was charged with chants and the blowing of conch shells as Modi ascended the ‘rath’, symbolizing BJP-led NDA’s journey towards electoral triumph.


Citizens of diverse faiths came out to welcome the PM, including burqa-clad women chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’. Inspired by Modi’s rallies, many onlookers illuminated the scene with their phone lights. The roadshow, on the eve of the third phase of voting, adds to Modi’s extensive campaign efforts in Bihar, where he has already addressed seven rallies.


After retiring for the night at the Raj Bhavan, Modi is scheduled to visit the revered Sikh shrine Takht Harmandir Patna Sahib before addressing rallies in Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, and Saran, constituencies slated for the subsequent phase of polling.

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