The Janata Dal (United) condemned the opposition rally that was organised by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday and said that he had organised the anti- BJP rally only to launch his sons.
“Lalu Yadav organised this anti-BJP rally only to launch his sons so that they become the party’s face in the near future. Many leaders who were invited did not come, like Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati and many more. The motive with which this rally was organised will not last for long”, JD(U) spokesperson, KC Tyagi said, as quoted by ANI.
While addressing the ‘ Desh Bachao-Bhajpa Bhagao’ rally on Sunday, Lalu said that he had never seen two parties with such differing ideologies come together, with reference to Bihar CM, Nitish Kumar, forming an alliance with the BJP.
Also addressing the anti-BJP rally, former JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav said, “I am hurt due to the fall of the grand alliance government in Bihar, but I promise to build another one at the national level.”
“The Mahagathbandhan (alliance) was given a five-year mandate by the people of Bihar based on its policies, principles and the cumulative leadership that we presented. This was also a mandate against the BJP and the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.
Lalu’s mega rally ‘ BJP bhagao, Desh bachao’ in Patna’s Gandhi Maidan witnessed participation from Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad, West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader, Akhilesh Yadav. Besides, other big political leaders also attended the rally.