Lalu Yadav vows to form 'grand alliance' to counter 'Modi-wave' in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Former Bihar chief minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has threatened to form a grand alliance to stop the ‘saffron brigade’ in the next Lok Sabha elections.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: May 03, 2017, 10:52 AM IST
Lalu Yadav vows to form 'grand alliance' to counter 'Modi-wave' in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Bihar: Former Bihar chief minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has said that he will form a 'grand alliance' to stop the ‘saffron brigade’ in the next Lok Sabha elections.

Lalu Yadav had revealed how he plans to counter the 'Modi-wave' during a meeting of the RJD workers in Rajgir.

The veteran politician, however, denied any rift with current Bihar CM and JDU leader Nitish Kumar.

“I will form a Bihar-like Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) for the next Lok Sabha elections. To counter communal forces, the RJD will hold a huge rally in August this year. I invite Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav, Sonia Gandhi, Nitish Kumar, Biju Patnaik and others who have secular credentials to join us. Bihar has been an example in defeating communal forces and we will succeed again if we overcome our internal differences,” Lalu had told ETV News, according to News19.com.

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the RJD chief accused him of cheating people and claimed that the PM was not doing anything for the development of the poor.

Main Modi aur Yogi dono ka patta saaf kar dunga (I will finish political prospects of both Modi and Yogi),” he said.

The RJD leader also alleged that Modi and Yogi were only following the RSS agenda of creating a Hindu Rashtra. Taking a jibe at RSS and BJP top brass, Lalu challenged them to reveal the ‘real leaders of their dream Hindu Rashtra’ – Brahmins or Dalits.

Lalu also urged Nitish Kumar and the Congress to bury their differences in the larger interest, before denying any division within the ruling grand alliance in Bihar.