Lalu has surrendered before Paswan: JD-U
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Last Updated: Monday, August 16, 2010, 21:49
Patna: The ruling JD-U in Bihar today said RJD chief Lalu Prasad has "virtually surrendered" before his LJP counterpart Ram Vilas Paswan by giving him 75 of the 243 Assembly seats as part of a seat-sharing pact between them.

"The seat-sharing accord reflects that Prasad has virtually surrendered before LJP, a smaller party," JD-U national spokesman Shivanand Tiwari said.

He said the accord showed that Prasad had conceded that he was "no more strong" in Bihar and that "he has to toe the politics of opportunism for survival". Otherwise, Prasad would not have conceded so many seats to the LJP, which is bereft of mass support, he said.

On Paswan's announcement that Prasad would be the chief ministerial candidate of the alliance, Tiwari asked where was the vacancy in Bihar. "People have made up their mind for giving Kumar a second term for carrying forward the development of the state," he claimed.

Tiwari also said both Prasad and Paswan had tasted defeat at the hands of NDA during the Lok Sabha polls in 2009 and their alliance would once again face "a humiliating defeat" in the coming Assembly polls.

"People have seen the reign of terror and jungle raj unleashed during the 15-year-old rule of the Lalu-Rabri duo and therefore, they will not be committing a mistake again," he added.


First Published: Monday, August 16, 2010, 21:49

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