The new friends of Indian Politics, Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav, who hold each other hands after almost 20-year rivalry, lead a rally today in Chhapra district of Bihar. The assembly by-polls are scheduled to be held on Aug-21 in this north-eastern constituency along with 9 other in the state.
Last week, the stalwarts of Indian politics took on Hajipur to campaign against Modi’s BJP.
The increase in turnout in Chhapra seemingly pleased the two leaders and they launched an attack on the BJP and its ideological mentor, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Nitish took hard on RSS, saying, “I want to urge our party workers to work very hard till the date of the election because those who we have allied against are members of a rumour spreading society”.
The 17-year old alliance of JD-U and BJP was ended last year when Narendra Modi was made the PM candidate of BJP and the campaigning incharge for general election.
Speaking strategically, Lalu Prasad Yadav said, “In the Lok Sabha polls, if we collate votes that I and Nitish Kumar got, we got more votes than the BJP. It is clear that the BJP was not voted in Bihar. We had stopped Mr Modi”.
The BJP criticised the move made by the two senior Bihar leaders and said it only reflected their ‘lust for power’.
“It’s the lust for power and threat of defeat have brought them together. Bihar is watching all these. This will unveil the real faces of the two leaders,” BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy told media.