Lalu, Paswan using Assembly elections to launch their sons: BJP

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 22:10

Patna: The BJP on Wednesday claimed that RJD
supremo Lalu Prasad and his LJP counterpart Ramvilas Paswan,
knowing that their alliance would be defeated in the Assembly
elections in Bihar, were using them to launch the political
careers of their sons Tejaswai and Chirag.

"Both Lalu and Paswan know very well the electoral fate
of their alliance. The writing is on the wall that their
alliance will face a humiliating defeat," BJP spokespersons
Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Syed Shahnawaz Hussain told a joint
press conference here.
"The two leaders are therefore utilising the 2010
elections as an opportunity to launch their sons in Bihar
politics. We convey our best wishes to them," they said.

The Congress too knew about its "negligible presence
and support" in the state and therefore was spending a great
deal of time in paperwork filing complaints against political
opponents out of sheer desperation, Rudy claimed.

He was apparently referring to the state Congress
approaching the Election Commission seeking action against
JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav for his alleged remarks
against its AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi.

Hussain ridiculed Congress leaders for making a mountain
out of a molehill on Sharad Yadav`s remarks and said his
statement was being placed "out of context to score political

Pooh poohing claims of crowds at election meetings of
Rahul Gandhi in Bihar, Hussain and Rudy said, "People must
realise that youths of Bihar have no attraction for leaders
from outside the state. There is no substance in the claim."

Questioning the seriousness of the Congress towards
development in the state, Hussain asked its leaders why any of
them failed to make it to the central ministry.
"Had the party been serious, it would have ensured
representation from Bihar in the Union Ministry. It speaks
volumes about the Congress` apathy towards the state`s
development," he said.

The BJP leaders claimed that people were standing like
rock behind the NDA and victory was certain.


First Published: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 22:10

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