Making Bihar and UP less Bimaru states
India cannot develop unless Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are developed as well
At a political rally in Gaya on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to take Bihar out of the “Bimaru" category of states if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was voted to power. More contentiously, he said accused local political leaders—Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar—of “ruining" Bihar and creating a “jungle raj" in the state. Bimaru was an acronym coined by the demographer Ashish Bose for Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh (UP), states considered to be laggards in India’s development journey.