Lalu Yadav in Rally: I never desired Nitish as CM, was pressured

Lalu Yadav in Rally: I never desired Nitish as CM, was pressured

The RJD chief said that this rally is a big event before the 2019 general election, in which the Joint Opposition will show BJP the way out of power.

Rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav, who is staring at an expulsion from the party for defying orders of not to attend the rally, was greeted warmly by Prasad who embraced him on the dais.

JD (U) officials made it clear that the party will not expel Yadav, a founding member of the party and its longest serving president, as it would allow him to retain his Rajya Sabha membership.

Before coming to attend the rally, Sharad Yadav told the media that he was with the Grand Alliance and his JD-U was real JD-U, reported news agency IANS.

Calling the move an "insult to the mandate", Yadav has reiterated that the Bihar electorate in 2015 voted for a joint coalition of RJD, JDU and Congress, rather than the JD (U)-BJP combine. Sharad Yadav's presence on stage, despite his party warning him to stay away, may invitestern action against him.

He said "those who broke the alliance in Bihar and betrayed the mandate will see a larger alliance being formed at the national level soon".

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Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of favouring only a "few people" and formulating anti-poor policies.

Speaking to ANI here, Singh said, "Those who participated in the rally are in search of their existence as the countrymen have already rejected them".

Slamming Kumar on death of over 150 people in the disastrous Bihar floods, Lalu Yadav said that people did not die in floods, they were murdered as the flood was engineered. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also attended, as did Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav.

He said no other political party will now believe a "turncoat" like Mr Kumar. Earlier in the day, Yadav was warmly received by Lalu at the rally in Patna.

Lau's tweet read, "No "Face" will stand in front of Lalu's "Base".

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