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,"