Lalu Yadav wants to test political waters in UP
New Delhi: Unfazed by two consecutive poll
drubbings in its bastion Bihar, RJD is planning to test
political waters in Uttar Pradesh by fielding candidates at
some seats in the upcoming Assembly elections.
RJD President Lalu Prasad said he has asked his party
leaders in Uttar Pradesh to make an assessment on the number
of seats that it could contest and send him names of potential
"They (UP unit) have been asked to assess the situation,"
"After getting the report, I will decide whether to
contest and on how many seats," he added.
Asked about the number of seats the party could contest,
Prasad was evasive, saying it all depended on the kind of
feedback he got from the UP unit.
He, however, ruled out any tie-up with the Congress.
The RJD has witnessed severe drubbing during the last two
successive assembly elections in Bihar and has fared badly
even in Lok Sabha polls.
The former chief minister, whose party ruled Bihar for 15
years before NDA snatched power from it in 2005, refused to
speak on the performance of the Nitish Kumar government.
"The voters have asked RJD to sit in the Opposition and
we are abiding by it," he merely observed.
He, however, said the media is unable to bring out the
truth about the way the state is being run under NDA.
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