RJD`s brainstorming session begins

A two-day brainstorming session of Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal began on Tuesday to find out the reasons for its debacle in state Assembly elections.

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 18:36 PM IST

Patna: A two-day brainstorming session of
Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal began on Tuesday to find out
the reasons for its debacle in state Assembly elections.

Party sources said the session, being held at the
official bungalow of Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi, would
also draw up a comprehensive plan to "reconnect" with workers
at the grass-root level and revitalise the party.
RJD leaders claimed that despite the defeat, party`s
morale had not gone down and it would play the role of a
`constructive opposition`.

"Our present MLAs will highlight the failure of the NDA
government, both inside and outside the Assembly," RJD vice
president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said.

Singh said the party leaders, who unsuccessfully
contested the Assembly elections, brought to light certain
issues that hampered the party`s poll prospects.

"We will sincerely look into them and work for
strengthening the organisation," he said.

Besides Prasad, state party chief Ramchndra Purve,
leader of the opposition in the state assembly Abdul Bari
Siddiqui, party MPs Ramkripal Yadav, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh
and Rabri Devi attended the meeting.
The RJD-LJP alliance steered by Lalu Prasad and Ram
Vilas Paswan, secured just 25 seats with RJD getting 22 and
LJP three seats in the recently-held polls.

RJD and LJP together had won 64 seats in the last
Assembly elections in 2005 with RJD 54 and LJP 10.

To add to RJD`s humiliation, Rabri Devi lost both from
the Sonepur and Raghopur seats.

PTI