lalu: Ahead of Bihar bypolls, Lalu questions Congress utility as ally | India News

PATNA: RJD president Lalu Prasad on Sunday wondered the software of Congress as an best friend in meeting election and drew sharp response from the grand previous celebration in addition to the NDA leaders for calling AICC in-charge for Bihar, Bhakta Charan Das, a ‘Bhakchonhar’ (imprudent particular person).
“Will have to we cede meeting seats to Congress for shedding or even forfeiting the deposits?” Lalu requested whilst responding to media queries in New Delhi sooner than leaving for Patna. He was once regarding the meeting byelection in Kusheshwar Asthan and Tarapur in Bihar on October 30. RJD refused to cede Kusheshwar Asthan to Congress, which had completed runner-up there within the 2020 meeting polls. Now, RJD and Congress are contesting from each the seats towards JD(U).
“What’s it about an alliance with Congress,” Lalu retorted when requested a couple of digital cave in in their alliance in Bihar. When requested about Das’s allegation that RJD and BJP had reached a secret deal and that Congress would contest the entire 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar within the parliamentary polls, Lalu stated, “Bhakta Charan is a ‘Bhakchonhar’ (imprudent particular person).”
Lalu, in truth, reminded other folks about Congress’s deficient strike charge within the 2020 meeting polls in Bihar, which cleared the path for the go back of Nitish Kumar-led NDA govt to energy.
Congress was once allocated 70 seats as a part of seat-sharing a few of the grand alliance companions, however may just win simplest 19 seats.
Reacting to Lalu’s remarks, Congress MLA Shakeel Ahmed stated his derogatory observation for Das exhibited his anti-Dalit mentality and autocratic angle in opposition to the depressed sections of the society.
Congress state spokesperson Asit Nath Tiwari stated Lalu’s observation was once now not towards Das, however the Dalit group. “Lalu will have to apologise from the individuals of Dalit group,” he added.
BJP spokesperson Nikhil Anand stated Lalu spoke his thoughts and confirmed his frustration that he needed to endure for years in combination because of Congress. Lalu was once booked in fodder rip-off circumstances throughout Congress regime on the Centre. CBI filed chargesheet towards him throughout the similar regime and he needed to move to prison for the primary time on the behest of Congress, BJP’s OBC Morcha nationwide common secretary stated.
Former deputy CM and BJP Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Modi additionally condemned the RJD leader’s observation. In a tweet, SuMo, on the other hand, stated that it will now not impact the connection between RJD and Congress because the latter would proceed to endure humiliation on the behest of the previous.