Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Associate PartnerAssociate Partner
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
2-min read

Fire Raging Within You Rages Within Me Too, Says Modi in Bihar Rally

The prime minister, who was in the north Bihar town to launch a slew of projects, paid tributes to two jawans from the state who died in the Pulwama attack.


Updated:February 17, 2019, 4:34 PM IST
Fire Raging Within You Rages Within Me Too, Says Modi in Bihar Rally
File photo of PM Modi (PTI Photo)

Barauni/Bihar: Barauni (Bihar): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that he was filled with grief and outrage, just like the people of the country, in the wake of the terrorist attack in Pulwama which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel.

In this north Bihar town to launch a number of development projects, Modi began his speech with a few lines in the local dialect 'Angika' before paying tributes to two of the slain jawans who hailed from the state.

"I salute and pay my tributes to Sanjay Kumar Sinha and Ratan Kumar Thakur," the prime minister said.

The two martyred CRPF personnel hailed from Patna and Bhagalpur districts, respectively.

"I condole the bereaved families. And to the large number of people who have gathered here, I would like to say the fire that is raging in your bosoms, is in my heart as well," Modi said, evoking a thunderous response from the crowd.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi also expressed hopes of a strong response from India in the wake of the Pulwama attack.

After the evocative beginning, the prime minister concentrated his nearly 30-minute speech on various projects, worth more than Rs 33,000 crore, which were launched at the function here.

Modi explained how each of these projects will bring all-round development in the lives of people. He said the National Democratic Alliance's strategy of development was two-pronged one was development of infrastructure and the other uplift of deprived sections of society.

He said all this has been possible because you had elected a strong and stable government which can take quick decisions, work on them and translate them into reality on the ground.

He also mentioned the scheme for giving Rs 6,000 to poor farmers and said it would bring significant change in the lives of people.

On the 10-per cent reservation in jobs and education to the poor from the general category, he said this was being done without affecting the existing quotas of SCs, STs and OBCs.

In his speech, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Begusarai-Barauni area had been developed as an industrial hub under the guidance of Bihar's first Chief Minister Shri Krishna Sinha and it was heartening to see that renewed efforts were being made to restore and further develop its pre-eminence in the economic life of the state.

At the Barauni programme, the dignitaries present included Governor Lalji Tandon, Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ram Vilas Paswan, Ram Kripal Yadav and Giriraj Singh.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results