Congress, BJP trying to finish regional parties: Lalu

BJP has a `secret understanding` with Congress and both the parties have joined hands `to swallow regional and other smaller parties`, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad said on Monday.

Updated: Sep 13, 2010, 15:08 PM IST

Patna: BJP has a `secret understanding` with Congress and both the parties have joined hands `to swallow regional and other smaller parties`, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad
said on Monday.

"Congress and BJP have secret understanding and they want to have a bipolar political system in India," Prasad told reporters.

He alleged that the two parties had joined hands `to swallow the regional parties and other smaller groups`.

To buttress his points, Prasad said Congress had allegedly ensured `clean chit` from CBI to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the Shoharabuddin encounter case.

"The two arrived at a secret deal and CBI netted a small chicken (a minister in Modi-led government), while it clears Modi of all charges. It says beyond doubt that the two
big parties have a pact," he said.

Prasad slammed BJP General Secretary Anant Kumar for his reported claim that Lalu Prasad was not `going to return to power in Bihar`.

"You know he is the same Anant Kumar who bowed to me after his comments in Lok Sabha. BJP does not have culture and it is a party of propaganda," he said.

Stating that the ruling BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar had now gone into coma+ with its defeat becoming imminent, he said all sections of people have decided to vote for the
RJD-LJP combine for forming the next government.

"Voting for Congress will mean helping BJP, he said.

PTI