Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil
Kumar Modi on Thursday claimed that RJD chief Lalu Prasad was making
desperate bid to become a member in the Manmohan Singh
"Prasad can`t live without power... he does politics
only for power," Modi told reporters.
Referring to Prasad`s recent meeting with UPA chairperson
Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi, he alleged that Prasad was making
desperate bid to become a Central minister.
Equating Lalu`s condition with that of "a fish without
water," Modi said Prasad wanted to become a minister "for
saving himself in the cases of multi-crore rupees fodder
"After remaining in power for 15 years in the state and
five years at the Centre, the RJD leader wants to become
minister at Congress` mercy... and Prasad`s support to the
Congress nominee in Jamshedpur bypoll also reflected the
hunger of the RJD boss for power," he said.
Meanwhile, JD(U) national spokesman Shivanand Tiwari
wondered whether the Congress would accommodate Prasad in the
"After failing to find a place in politics in Bihar
following the serious drubbing RJD faced in the
October-November 2010 Assembly polls, Lalu ji knows well that
nothing will happen for him in Bihar and thus he is trying to
get a berth in the Union Ministry," Tiwari said.