New Delhi/Patna. Rashtriya Janata Dal President Lalu Prasad Yadav has said that BJP will be wiped out. He also attacked Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday for attacking Bihar’s ruling Grand Alliance. Yadav is likely to meet Congress leader Sonia Gandhi along with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday.
Before leaving for Delhi, he said at Patna airport that don’t worry, BJP will be wiped out. He was asked by journalists at Patna airport about the sharp criticism Shah had made against the Grand Alliance government in Bihar at the Purnia rally on Friday, in response to which he said this. Lalu is away from active politics due to punishment in many fodder scam cases and many diseases.
The RJD chief told reporters in New Delhi that Amit Shah is absolutely insane. His government there (in Bihar) has been removed. It (BJP) will be wiped out in 2024. This is the reason why he is going there running and saying Jungle Raj and all those things. What did he do when he was in Gujarat?
Former Bihar Chief Minister Yadav said that when he was in Gujarat, there was jungle raj. When he was told that the BJP was saying that Nitish Kumar would later leave the RJD in his hunger for power, Yadav said that they are together now.
The RJD president said that we are making every effort for opposition unity. He said that this is the agenda of his meeting (with Sonia Gandhi).
Nitish Kumar is also scheduled to participate in a rally in Haryana along with Tejashwi Yadav, the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and Yadav’s son. Former Haryana Chief Minister Omprakash Chautala is holding this rally in which many opposition leaders are likely to reach. Shah on Friday accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of stabbing the BJP in the back and trying to fulfill his dream of becoming the prime minister “sitting in the lap of Congress and RJD”.
At a rally in Purnia, Shah said that the alliance between Kumar and Yadav would be cleared in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and a year later the BJP would get a majority on its own in the Bihar assembly elections. He had said that the BJP does not want the ‘jungle raj’ of the grand alliance.