Patna: The ruling JD(U) in Bihar today
accused the RJD-LJP alliance of "trying to push the state back
to the phase of jungle raj" by projecting Lalu Prasad as its
chief ministerial candidate in the coming assembly elections.
"By projecting Lalu as its chief ministerial candidate,
the RJD-LJP combine want to push the state back to the jungle
raj, anarchy and chaos it witnessed during the 15 year-long
rule of the Lalu-Rabri duo," state JD(U) chief Vijay Choudhary
told reporters here.
He was commenting on the seat-sharing agreement reached
between the two parties in New Delhi yesterday during which
Ramvilas Paswan announced that Prasad would be the alliance`s
candidate for chief minister, while his own brother Pashupati
Kumar Paras will be projected as Deputy Chief Minister.
"Corruption, misrule and anarchy will once again prevail
and halt the state which is on the path of development and is
set to emerged as a developed state by 2015," Choudhary
He asked Paswan to explain before the people "what had
compelled him to accept Lalu Prasad, tainted in multi-crore
rupees fodder scam, as alliance`s chief ministerial nominee."
"Paswan should also explain why he has backtracked on his
old stand of making a Muslim CM of Bihar," Choudhary asked.
He claimed that people knew the "real faces" of Prasad
and Paswan and will ensure that the RJD-LJP alliance bite the
dust in the coming elections.