Patna: Ahead of the Bihar Assembly Elections, major players in the electoral battle are raging personal attacks on their opponents. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his association with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Here's what Lalu tweeted:
Q- बापू के हत्यारे गोडसे को कौन पूजता है? A- RSS Q- आरएसएस को कौन पूजता है? A- BJP Q-बीजेपी को कौन चला रहा है? A- मोदी तो हत्यारा कौन हुआ?
— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) October 2, 2015
Last month, hitting out at the RSS and BJP over the quota issue, the RJD chief warned against scraping the reservation policy.
Taking an aggressive stand on the issue, Lalu challenged the BJP and RSS for a fight over the issue saying that if they have had their mother's milk then they should throw a challenge by ending reservations.
Lalu's comments came after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pitched for a review of the reservation policy, contending it has been used for political ends and suggesting setting up of an apolitical committee to examine who needs the facility and for how long.
During a speech at a rally in Muzaffarpur on July 25, OM Modi had remembered the way Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar had invited him to dinner and later cancelled the invitation. The PM went on to add that Kumar had not only disrespected him but also a 'mahadalit' like former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.
"There seems to be some problem in his DNA because the DNA of democracy is not like that. In democracy you respect even your political rivals," Modi had said at the rally.
Kumar had taken strong objection to PM's 'DNA' remark made against him made during a recent rally, saying it was deemed as "an insult by a large section of the people of the state and beyond" and asked him to withdraw it.
Assembly elections in Bihar will be fought in five phases between October 12 and November 5 in a high-stakes battle that is seen as a major popularity test for NDA spearhead Prime Minister Narendra Modi and incumbent Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is in alliance with the RJD and Congress.
The counting of votes will be held on November 8, just three days before Diwali and the locally significant Chhath Puja that follows the festival of lights.