Lalu a caricature of old self: Nitish



Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday termed arch-rival Lalu Prasad as a "caricature of his old self" and advised the RJD chief to take lessons from his "mistakes".

"Prasad appears to be a caricature of old self ... I am not bothered about what he says about me," he told reporters at the weekly 'Janata Darbar' here.

Kumar was referring to the RJD leader's behaviour at a 'Mahadharna' organised by his party at the JP Chowk here on Saturday to protest against the NDA government's "misrule".

He also criticised Prasad's ire against actor Amitabh Bachchan for praising the NDA government's performance in Bihar.

Kumar asked his political bĂȘte noire to "take lessons from his mistakes" and charged him with abandoning socialist leader Jaiprakash Narayan's ideology to which he had pledged his allegiance at the outset of his political career.

"I am happy to note that the RJD supremo has gone back to the same leader (bust) to atone for his mistakes and revive his sagging fortunes in public life," he said.

He also rapped Prasad for claiming a turnaround in the revenues of the railways during his stint as the Union Railway Minister.

PTI