A solution has been found and Prasad has assured the party to make a declaration in this regard by tomorrow, SP Bihar president Ramchandra Singh Yadav told reporters here.
In Jehanabad, what led police to conclude that the riots were planned was a curious fact: all the lathis recovered from rioters and from various parts of the city were of the same size.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP won 18 of the 23 seats from the 18 districts that The Indian Express visited.
Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad agree on seat-sharing, bet on social arithmetic to bid for Bihar.
PM Modi on Saturday sought to reach out to the Yadavas, Lalu’s mainstay, by addressing them as ‘Yadu Bhai’ and introduced himself as a native of Lord Krishna’s land.
The RJD chief, who formally launched his poll campaign by marching from Gandhi Maidan to Raj Bhavan on Monday, said: “We will intensify our battle for getting the details of caste census.
“Modi claims to be from backward caste, but he is actually an enemy of the backward castes. I challenge him to publish the caste data if he really hails from backward community,” said Prasad.
The RJD chief said people were “wrongly attributing meanings and motives” to his inability to attend Gandhi’s ‘iftaar’ party.
BJP sources said their development plank coupled with the argument that vote for Nitish-Lalu combine may see the return of ‘Jungle Raj’.
“I am determined to crush the hood of this snake, this cobra of communalism,” Lalu asserted, referring to BJP, which is certain to go all out to wrest Bihar from JD(U).
As Nitish, Lalu dig in their heels, anti-BJP front in Bihar will depend on Congress breaking the ice
The ground for talks was set by JD(U) president Sharad Yadav, who held elaborate discussions with both Nitish and Lalu in Patna on Friday.
Assembly elections are due in Bihar this year. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) and Lalu Prasad’s RJD are now part of the ‘reunited’ Janata Parivar.
Though there is a good possibility of the RJD, the JD(U) and the Congress entering into an alliance, we are clear on choosing the development face, Nitish: Congress
Nitish could not attend the meeting as he was on a bed rest after undergoing an eye operation, said sources.