Sonepur/Raghopur (Bihar): It was a literal double whammy for RJD chief Lalu Prasad who faced a jeering crowd at an election meeting where the dias too gave away as soon as he stepped on it with his wife Rabri Devi and party supporters here on Wednesday.
Crowds shouting "No electricity, no votes," and waving
black flags met Prasad and his wife as they disembarked from a
chopper at Sikarpur in Sonepur assembly constituency in Saran.
Prasad, who was visibly in discomfiture, was flustered
further when the 2-3 feet high dais, with several of his
supporters over it, collapsed as soon as he stepped on it.
No one was hurt in the incident and a `chowki` (rough
wooden cot) was arranged to serve as the dais.
Rabri Devi, the Leader of the Opposition, is contesting
from Sonepur besides Raghopur, which she represents in the
Prasad faced the slogans from the crowd repeatedly
demanding that the couple go back.
"Give me a chance this time...I will provide electricity
to every tola (locality) here," he said.