Nitish has turned `Ranchhor`, says Lalu
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 08, 2010, 22:00
Patna: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today made fun of his arch rival and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his reported statement that he was unlikely to contest the Assembly elections and said it proved beyond doubt that Kumar has turned a 'Ranchhor' (battle-deserter).

"Yeh kahna ki woh chunav nahin lad sakte hain yeh Nitish ko Ranchhor sabit karta (by stating that he may not contest, Kumar has proved beyond doubt that he has turned a battle-deserter," Prasad told reporters while reacting to Kumar's statement earlier today.

"What is the need for me to contest the Assembly polls? I am already a Member of Legislative Council and have two-three years left to complete the term," Kumar said earlier while meeting party workers.

"Yeh kaise Commander hai ki apane ran mein jaane se darta hai (What type of Commander is this man (Nitish) who is afraid of directly going to the battlefield," Prasad said, adding it reflected that "a commander is throwing his sainiks in the battlefield while keeping himself away."

"It has vindicated our oft-repeated assertion that Nitish has lost confidence and conceded defeat much before the elections," he said.

Stating that he would never like his entry into the state legislature from the back door (becoming a member of Legislative council), Prasad said in the event of the RJD-LJP alliance coming to power, he would do the first thing "to seek people's mandate (to contest elections) to continue in power."

Nitish Kumar is a member of the state legislative council ever since he took over the charge of Bihar.

He alleged that corruption and irregularities had been reported in execution of schemes worth over Rs 42,000 crore in Bihar during the past five years.


First Published: Wednesday, September 08, 2010, 22:00

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