The government coalition in Bihar accuses the BJP of inflaming tensions prior to Shah’s arrival

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is allegedly trying to inflame racial tensions ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s rallies in Seemanchal this week. Bihar’s ruling Grand Alliance intends to combat this by holding public gatherings in the area, which has a high concentration of Muslims.

“We will choose dates for the meetings after consulting with all of the alliance’s members. They all appear to be prepared for it since they perceive Shah’s rallies as an effort to escalate intercommunal conflict in the area. Rajiv Ranjan of Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), or JD, stated, “We will hold the rallies in Purnea, Kishanganj, and Katihar for social peace, which Bihar has been known for under [chief minister] Nitish Kumar (U).

For the first time since the JD (U) broke with the BJP and established the government with support from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress, and the Left parties last month, Shah will speak at rallies in the state.

Tejashwi Yadav, the head of the RJD and deputy chief minister, has endorsed the concept of the open meetings. An RJD politician who wished to remain unnamed stated, “RJD has always stood for communal amity and it will not like the social fabric of the state to be damaged.”

Singh claimed that the BJP’s motivation was evident by the choice of Seemanchal as the location for Shah’s rallies. “People want to discuss the major problems they face on a daily basis. The BJP attempts to divert public attention but is unsuccessful.

The only state in the Hindi Belt where the BJP has been unable to form a government on its own or grow its organisation is Bihar.

Smriti Irani, a union minister, criticised Kumar’s aspirations for prime minister at the book “[email protected]” launch in Patna the day before Shah travelled to Bihar.

Sanjay Jaiswal, the state president of the BJP, emphasised that Shah’s visit was a component of the party’s routine outreach initiatives that had been prepared in advance. “We’ll host events in various regions of the state. Due to the predicament Kumar’s personal ambition has put JD (U) in, it has panicked.

Top BJP figures have been camped in Seemanchal for more than a fortnight, including Union minister Nityanand Rai.

According to Jaiswal, Bihar in 2022 will be different from that of 2015, and voters won’t be duped by the JD (Uspecial )’s status election platform. People would always stand by the side of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has no rival, since they have seen what the BJP has accomplished for Bihar.

He claimed that by urging Kumar to run in the Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh, JD (U) intended to “push Kumar out” of Bihar. “They are aware of the JD (Ufate )’s in the state.”

In the national elections of 2024, the BJP hopes to take 35 of Bihar’s 40 seats. In the 2019 national elections, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, which also includes JD (U), won 39 seats, winning the state handily.