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Patna : JD(U) National President and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on October 25, 2020, addressed four big election rallies Madhubani,
Darbhanga, and Muzaffarpur Districts in North Bihar, mobilising support for the NDA nominees in the ensuing Bihar Assembly elections. Nitish said unless Mithila region develops, Bihar can’t develop. He said, ” We have reduced crime rate in Bihar.”

Addressing a public rally in Madhubani ahead of assembly elections on November 3, 2020, Nitish said that his government has worked to check crime in the state and according to National Crime Records Bureau Bihar ranks 23rd among states in crime. “The Law and Order situation was dismal and  rate of development poor, when we took over governance in Bihar. We checked crime, corruption and communalism and the result is for everyone to see,”Nitish roared.
Talking about the Jeevika model that has ensured empowerment of women in the state in a big way, Nitish said that there were hardly any self-help groups (SHG) run by women in Bihar, when the idea was successfully being implemented across the country. “We took loan from the World Bank and started work in this direction. Today, there are 10 lakh self-help groups (SHGs) managed by women. The groups have been functioning under Jeevika scheme. Jeevika scheme has ensured financial inclusion and empowerment of women.” Bihar has become the first state in the country to have 10 lakh self-help groups (SHGs) managed by women, he said.
Addressing the voters in Darbangha, Nitish said, “A lot has been done for the people of Darbangha. First AIIMS in the state was set up in Patna. After that Darbangha is the first district to have AIIMS. We stay committed to carrying our development works in the district.” He also said that the upcoming airport at Darbangha will be of international standard.
“We have never neglected development in Mithila region. It is our firm belief that unless this region develops, Bihar can’t develop. We have worked for the uplift of most backward classes, Scheduled castes and Scheduled Tribes,” Nitish said.