Patna: In a stinging attack on the Centre, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday said that the people's massive mandate to Mahagathbandhan or the Grand Alliance in Bihar is a big slap on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's face.
Addressing a press conference here, the RJD chief said, “Bihar mandate is a big slap on the Narendra Modi government. PM Modi wanted to fool people of Bihar but they understood his nefarious designs.”
Continuing his attack on the Prime Minister, the RJD supremo ridiculed him for calling him ''chara chor'' and spoiling his reputation by raising the bogey of ''Jungle Raj'' during the assembly election campaign.
PM Modi is trying to disintegrate the nation, we have to save the nation, Yadav said while appealing to the people of Bihar.
People in Bihar, especially minorities and the poor, have clearly voted against BJP, he added.
Coming down heavily on PM Modi, the veteran Bihar leader said that his Grand Alliance will continue to fight against the fascist regime at the Centre.
Narendra Modi is not working as the PM but as a Sangh pracharak, Yadav said in a direct attack on the BJP's ideological mentor RSS.
The maverick leader also warned that he will travel to Varanasi and other states to mobilise support to fight against a 'communal' BJP.
He also assured that Bihar under the leadership of Nitish Kumar will herald in a new era of development.
The RJD chief's fresh attack on the Centre came a day after the Mahagathbandhan trounced the BJP to win the bitterly fought Bihar assembly polls, delivering a major blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who led his party’s challenge.
In contrast to what most exit polls had said, the Grand Alliance of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress won a whopping 178 of the 243 seats, leaving the BJP -- which wanted to oust Nitish Kumar -- and its allies with just 58 seats.
The RJD and JD-U ended up winning 80 and 71 seats each and the Congress 27. The BJP was the winner in 53 constituencies, and three allies -- the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) -- could together bag only five seats (2, 1, 2 respectively).
The Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist-Liberation won three seats and Independents four. The much-maligned Lalu Prasad’s RJD ended up as the single biggest party.