While Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav has not reacted to Singh’s remarks, sources in RJD said the party had to do a “balancing act” since it will field a few upper caste candidates in Lok Sabha polls.
High drama was witnessed at Phulwari Sharif police station on the outskirts of the city, where the mercurial elder son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad sat on a dharna, flanked by scores of supporters and declared I will write a letter to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar seeking the dismissal of the impertinent police official.
Some RJD leaders, especially those owing allegiance to Leader of Opposition in state Assembly and Tej Pratap’s younger brother Tejashwi Yadav, avoid visiting the party office, on Patna’s Bir Chand Patel Path, when Tej Pratap is around.
The Grand Alliance saw the recent additions of Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP and EBC leader Mukesh Sahni’s Vikasshil Insaan Party. Former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (S) has already been part of it.
The development comes at a time when the Opposition has mounted its criticism against the Nitish Kumar-led government over reports of physical abuse and sexual exploitation at short stay homes and shelters.
Patna, Feb 29 (ANI): Former railway minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday said the ruling government’s statement of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, is just a political stunt to reserve their berth in the next general elections.He further asserted that the BJP-led Central Government will not win the 2019 polls.
Srinagar, Feb 18 (ANI): Condemning the JNU row, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) Patron Farooq Abdullah said that the scuffle between lawyers and students outside the Patiala House Court is an attack on India’s democracy. Farooq added that the entire JNU row has been exaggerated and the Vice Chancellor should have handled it himself. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) founder Lalu Prasad Yadav accused the Delhi Police for being a mere spectator in the JNU row, alleging that they are acting on behalf of the Centre.
Patna, Jan 22 (ANI): Commenting on the Janata Dal-United MLA Sarfaraz Alam's molestation case, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday said in his view, there should be quick action against Sarfaraz, if there is any evidence. He added that now the JDU has to decide how they want to proceed in this matter.
Patna, Jan 12 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Yadav on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had failed to safeguard the nation and the party was liable as to how the terrorists entered Pathankot’s highly secured airbase. He further said that instead of engaging in communalism, BJP should answer about nation’s security. He said that Pakistani former General Pervez Musharraf is not the government of Pakistan and held the Pakistani government answerable regarding the Pathankot terror attack.
New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Manoj Jha on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Pathankot is of utmost importance and this decision has been highly appreciated. He stated that although this decision was good but the Prime Minister has failed in forming a coherent strategy for Pakistan. He added that there are many drawbacks regarding Pakistan which requires attention.
Patna, Jan 08 (ANI): Hinting at the Pathankot terror attack, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had failed to protect the country. He also said that the centre only talked about law and order while the country remained unsafe in their hands.