The Yadavs of Raghopur acknowledge Lalu for giving them a voice and political power but in 2016, that gratitude is not an unmixed thing.
He spoke briefly when Nitish Kumar went to Mahua to campaign for him, and during his nomination when he pledged to make Mahua an industrial hub.
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Lalu had held the roadshow at Parsa Bajar under Pataliputra Lok Sabha constituency, from which his daughter Misa Bharti had contested unsuccessfully.
Lalu said the Grand Alliance would intensify its efforts to replicate the model in other states.
Lalu has courted controversy more than once with back-to-back instances of apparent interference with Tej’s health department.
The RJD and the JD(U), partners in a coalition government, are trying to project their respective leaders for a larger national role ahead of assembly elections in Assam and West Bengal this year and in UP next year.
The following Thursday, RJD vice-president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said Nitish had to take responsibility for any law and order lapses, as it was the CM who has been in the “driving seat and RJD is on the backfoot”.
Speaking on governance for the first time since the formation of the Nitish Kumar-led government, Lalu Tuesday advised the CM to send DMs and SPs to villages to restore confidence of the public.
RJD national spokesperson Manoj Jha said: “Though I have no information about any meeting, only RJD president Lalu Prasad can decide over inclusion of any individual or party in the RJD fold.”
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Lalu Prasad’s elder son, seen as reticent compared to his visible younger brother Tejaswi, held the first review meeting of his department Tuesday night.
Deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who is in-charge of the building construction department, also criticised MLAs from the Grand Alliance for their desperation to get official bungalows.
Lalu played down speculation that his son Tejaswi would be the RJD legislature party leader
These MPs said the central leadership was to blame because they had not been kept in the loop. At least two MPs alleged money had changed hands during distribution of party tickets.