Days ahead of the last phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha election, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad wrote an open letter to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday slamming the latter for "betraying" the people of Bihar. In the letter posted on the Facebook page of Lalu Prasad, the jailed RJD leader has also lashed out at Nitish Kumar over his "lantern days are over" comment. "It seems you have grown averse to light as you continue to play the same note of Lalu and his lantern over and over," Lalu wrote in the letter. He addressed Nitish Kumar as 'chote bhai Nitish' in the open letter.
In Bihar, polling will take place at eight seats in the final phase on Sunday. The voting will take place in Arrah, Buxar, Jahanabad, Karakat, Nalanda, Pataliputra, Patna Sahib and Sasaram. RJD is contesting the election in alliance with Congress, Hindustani Awam Morcha, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party and Vikassheel Insaan Party. On the other hand, JD(U) is contesting the Lok Sabha poll in alliance with BJP and LJP. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.