New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, known to make quirky statements, Friday quipped that he wanted Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan to be Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) founder Jitan Ram Manjhi as Deputy CM.
Lalu's remarks comes at a time when Manjhi has been targeting Paswan - both are members of the BJP-led alliance in Bihar for the upcoming state Assembly Elections.
On Monday, targeting the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Manjhi said during a visit to Jehanabad Assembly constituency that Paswan was promoting his son Chirag at the cost of everyone else in the LJP.
“Bhai-bhatija se aage wo nhi badh sakte hain (he cannot rise above dynasty politics),” Manjhi said.
For the upcoming Bihar Assembly Elections, Manjhi's HAM, Paswan's LJP and Union minister Upendra Kushwaha's Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) have joined hands with BJP as part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Reacting to Manjhi's remarks, Chirag Paswan said, “I don't want to comment on what he said as I couldn't understand the context he was speaking in.”