Digvijay holds Lalu responsible for Cong`s defeat in Bihar
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 19:26
Indore: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh Sunday held Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav responsible for Congress' debacle in Bihar Assembly elections.

"We had to pay a price in the Bihar polls because of Lalu. Congress in Bihar had twice supported Lalu to form government in that state in past to keep BJP out of power. Due to this we suffered the loss," Singh told reporters here.

Asked whether Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's charisma failed to work in Bihar, Singh said that Rahul's influence remains intact but the strength to make voters collectively go to the polling station counts.

Underling the need of strengthening the party's base in Bihar, the Congress general secretary said that the party has to drop the crutches, prepare new leadership and take to the streets.

To a poser, Congress general secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh said that Bihar assembly result won't impact Congress' performance in UP elections in 2012 adding that party was working on a different strategy for it.


First Published: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 19:26

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