The bandh disrupted normal life as few trains were halted by lathi-wielding mobs, which also forced few shops and educational institutions to shut operations.
Nitish had earlier clarified that he had informed Lalu that he would not be able to attend the Iftar party.
‘When the survey has been done on caste lines, why are caste figures not being divulged? BJP was opposed to the Mandal Commission, it looks opposed to revealing a caste breakup’
Lalu’s intervention came as the RJD chief became conscious of rebel Madhepura MP, Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav,
Lalu Prasad, who had declared that Nitish Kumar will be the CM candidate for the upcoming assembly polls, has been riling the BJP to name its face for the crucial polls.
Lalu, who declared himself to be “young enough” to take on BJP, dared the saffron party to announce its CM candidate opposite Nitish.
A channel is rebranded. And there’s no escaping yoga or AAP.
As alternatives to alliance, Nitish looks at Pappu, Lalu at Manjhi, both calculations include Congress.
Merger put off till Bihar polls, will contest as allies, says key JD(U) leader
RJD chief Lalu Prasad, however, made the most of occasion despite the presence of just 200-odd people at the rally.
Phulwaria has over 400 households with a mixed population of Yadavs, Guptas, Bhumihars and Muslims. The village, about 200 km from Patna, has a hospital, railway station, a middle school and a registry office.
Manjhi had recently spoken to Lalu to explore alliance options with RJD and Congress “minus Nitish”.
Pappu Yadav spitted venom against RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and alleged he was shown the doors as Prasad saw in him threat to facilitate succession of his son on RJD top post.
Addressing administrative corruption is the easy part. Policy corruption is more difficult to tackle.
Manjhi also ducked questions of a possible alliance with the BJP and said his party would think about it after the elections.