Thakur`s pro-poor ideology relevant: Lalu

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Monday said that his pro-poor ideology remained relevant with even Thakur`s critic in his lifetime the BJP observing his birth anniversary.

Updated: Jan 24, 2011, 21:42 PM IST

Patna: Paying tributes to legendary
socialist leader and former Chief Minister Karpoori
Thakur, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Monday said that his
pro-poor ideology remained relevant with even Thakur`s critic
in his lifetime the BJP observing his birth anniversary.

The BJP, which had opposed Thakur politically, was
celebrating the latter`s birth anniversary and this was a
victory of the latter`s ideology and policies, he said at the
birth centenary celebrations of the late socialist leader.

The former chief minister was a bitter critic of
communal politics and always stood up for the rights of the
downtrodden and poor at a time when there was absence of
leaders from poor socio-economic background, Prasad said.

PTI