Making the announcement, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav said doors were open for the formation of a grand alliance in the state for which “talks were on”.
Yadav cautioned the country against all such ideas. He said, “Today we are planning to reconstruct the Parliament building. Who knows it may be the turn of Rashtrapati Bhawan tomorrow and so on.”
Among other guests were former PM Manmohan Singh, senior BJP leader L K Advani, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.
His comments came days after B R Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Yashwant had taken out a candle march Monday.
JD(U) president Sharad Yadav discusses grand alliance’s compulsions and prospects, writes off BJP in this interview.
He said that communal incidents were taking place because the BJP’s ideology was not in conformity with the Constitution, which provide for a secular society.
Not a single day goes, Sharad Yadav said, when the “so called Hindu organisations” does not make “disgusting comments” that might lead to communal riots anytime.
Regarding the BJP’s attempts to distance itself from Bhagwat’s remarks, Yadav said the BJP had raked up the Ram Temple issue soon after the VP Singh government announced the implementation of Mandal Commission recommendations.
While speaking to the media, Yadav said, “If the Centre is serious, it should call a special session of Parliament only to discuss the issue of eradication of the caste system in India.
Sharad Yadav blames the BJP for the rise of communal incidents in Bihar and wants the state government to prepare a special strategy to deal with it.
Nitish, Lalu had targeted BJP over its claim of Modi being first OBC PM.
Yadav said several parties had demanded in Parliament in 2010 and 2011 that a caste-census be conducted for a reality-check on social disparities.
Sharad Yadav said although the CMG was set up to take decisions with regard to the hijacked plane, the decision-making was done at the PMO.
In a letter to the speaker, Sharad Yadav explained why he was resigning as an MP, on March 14, 1976. Excerpts:
JD(U) leader plans to rope in Left parties, NCP along with Cong and RJD