RJD president Lalu Prasad, touring the Pataliputra constituency, hit out strongly at his former close aide Ram Kripal Yadav for joining the BJP. Prasad held a public rally at Bikram, 40 km southwest of capital Patna, late Wednesday evening to garner support for RJD candidate and his eldest daughter Misa Bharti.
The rally was followed by a road show in near by Bihta. “He has taken refuge with the communal forces, forgetting everything. He has compromised with the philosophy of social justice and joined those whom he always opposed. The public is not going to forgive him,” he said.
This was the RJD chief’s first visit to Pataliputra after the declaration of candidatures of Misa Bharti, his friend-turned-foe Ram Kripal Yadav (BJP) and sitting MP Ranjan Yadav (JD-U) for the seat. Fighting a major challenge in her electoral debut, Misa Bharti expressed angry reaction against “uncle” Ram Kripal Yadav.