India, May 2 -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda on Thursday attacked the Congress and its ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), saying it stands for "rishwatkhor (corrupt), jungle raj, and daldal (swamp)".

"[RJD and Congress] are parties of families. They will continue to benefit their families contrary to [Prime Minister] Narendra Modi-led NDA [National Democratic Alliance] government whose prime motto is to benefit the poor through good governance," he said while campaigning in Bihar's Araria.

Nadda said Modi enforced the Covid-19 lockdown strictly when the US was confused over imposing it. "During the pandemic, [leaders of RJD and Congress] were raising questions over vaccines. But they took the vaccines stealthily,"

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