Will perish but this cannot happen: Lalu Prasad on supporting Mohan Bhagwat for President

Lalu Yadav's comment comes on the same day when Shiv Sena reiterated its support for Bhagwat as next president.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 14, 2017 8:28 pm
Lalu Prasad Yadav, Presidential election, RJD RJD chief Lalu Prasad

Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday said that he cannot make an ideological compromise when asked about extending support to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s name for the post of President, reported news agency ANI. “Ideological samjhauta nahi kar sakte. Mar-mitt jayenge lekin ye sambhav nahi hai (I cannot make an ideological sacrifice. We will perish but this is not possible),” he said.

Talking about the ‘grand alliance’ of RJD, JD(U) and Congress parties in Bihar, Lalu asserted that it is ‘very much intact’. Yadav’s comment comes on the same day when Shiv Sena reiterated its support for Bhagwat as next president of the country. However, the RSS chief has repeatedly said in the past that he does not aspire to be nominated to the post.

Meanwhile, senior leaders of the BJP met in New Delhi on Wednesday and decided that the NDA’s choice for the post will be announced before June 23. On the other hand, leaders of Opposition parties, including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sitaram Yechury, Derek O’Brien and Ramgopal Yadav, also met in the national capital to discuss the possibilities.

Congress leader and leader of Opposition in Parliament, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said after the meeting that the Opposition was united on the issue but they had not yet decided upon a name. On Tuesday, senior BJP leader and Patna Sahib MP Shatrughan Sinha suggested LK Advani’s name to be considered as NDA’s choice.

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    Kalua
    Jun 15, 2017 at 3:48 am
    Abe chara chor ki aulad, is any one except a handful of Biharies are bothered about a ia like you. You should be kicked on your rotten and dumped in a pit in Bihar.
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      dv1936
      Jun 15, 2017 at 3:09 am
      Anti Hinduism is India's secularism, and who would want this convicted guy to vote for a staunch Hindu
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        Sujatha Selvam
        Jun 15, 2017 at 2:42 am
        I think the President should not be a politician. We need a person with wisdom, courage and highly educated to occupy the seat in Rashtrapathi Bhavan. Just a good example, Dr.A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. If there is a will, we can find hundreds of right persons, but dirty politicians plays dirty games and make the Presidentship also a dirty position.
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          Sunny Cal
          Jun 15, 2017 at 1:58 am
          Wow. This convicted corrupt criminal is roaring and acting like a nobleman! Only in India!!
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            Raj
            Jun 15, 2017 at 12:59 am
            Teek He LaLu - TU MITT JA !!! Chal mitti me mil jaa...
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              Naren B
              Jun 14, 2017 at 11:38 pm
              Same thing said before Modi become PM. These are first rate Crooks.
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                Naren B
                Jun 14, 2017 at 11:37 pm
                Then Shabhuddin for President Okay ?
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                  Sudish Puthalat
                  Jun 15, 2017 at 12:07 am
                  Or Madani the terrorist from kerala? Cpm will agree
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                    Abdul
                    Jun 15, 2017 at 12:50 am
                    Why not Asaram or Colonel Purohit?
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                      Raj
                      Jun 15, 2017 at 1:02 am
                      Yes why not ? If chors like Zail Singh or Pratiba Patil can become President anybody can ..
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                      Raj
                      Jun 15, 2017 at 1:00 am
                      I'm sure if Hafeez Saeed or Geelani or Azam Khan then this namak haraa m khor would gladly agree. This kind of MC this Lalu and his khandan is.
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                      Alab
                      Jun 14, 2017 at 10:59 pm
                      People get elected and do lot of things for personal benefit in the name of "Secularism" They repeat it like a parrot to get minority votes. They divide the country on sectarian lines even quoting caste. Subtle canvassing for their breed votes. This strategy will not work now with people understanding that they are being manipulated. Let law takes it's course. It has been a while since the man is out on bail. Do the bail conditions allow him to be active politically ? Allow him to be a king maker ? These are serious issues and needs to be raised.
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