RJD president Lalu Prasad on Saturday said the stampede outside Gandhi Maidan which left 33 dead appears to be a result of administrative "lapse" and expressed dismay over the administration's inability to make foolproof arrangements despite several unpleasant incidents in the past at the grounds in the heart of the capital.
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday said the outcome of Assembly by-polls had shown that the "so called" (Narendra) Modi wave was on the decline and complimented Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD`s Lalu Prasad for coming together to defeat "communal forces".
RJD chief Lalu Yadav and JD(U) supremo Nitish Kumar, coming together after a gap of two decades to contest elections in Bihar jointly, holding a second rally in Chhapra on Sunday took a dig at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) saying that they have allied to fight against the `rumour spreading society`.
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said that he is ready to join hands with his arch-rival and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati if RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav mediates in this regard.
In a strong retort to senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar who said BJP was scared over a probable tie up between his party and RJD, the BJP on Friday said not them, but people are afraid over prospects of such an alliance.
Trouble seemed to be brewing for the ruling JD(U) ahead of the Rajya Sabha bypoll in Bihar on June 19 with a dissident leader claiming that 33 MLAs skipped the legislature party meeting here this evening.
Holding the key to bypoll for two Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar, RJD, which has been approached by JD(U) to ensure victory of its candidates in view of potential challenge from rebels and BJP, on Monday decided to hold its Legislature party meeting here tomorrow to firm up strategy.
Facing stiff challenge to see JD(U) candidates through in the coming bypoll for two Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Saturday appealed to arch rival Lalu Prasad, Congress and CPI to make common cause to "foil the game plan of BJP to destabilise the government".
Despite the fact that the law doesn`t permit any convicted or former MP to stay in government accommodation, the RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been given special privilege by the UPA to stay in a government bungalow at Delhi`s plush Lutyen`s zone till October 2014.
Alleging conspiracy by communal forces to stop him, RJD president Lalu Prasad on Sunday said he will complaint the matter to the Election Commission, after his party`s cavalacade was stopped by police and district officials when they were returning from a campaign in Saran district.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday took a dig at Narendra Modi, saying BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate has failed to carry out both "raj dharma" (duty to govern) and "pati dharma" (duty of husband).
Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad`s wife, his two sons and daughter are his star campaigners in the Lok Sabha polls, according to the list of party`s star campaigners submitted to the Election Commission.