Nitish Too Small; Our Fight is Directly with BJP; Says Lalu at Congress Event

Lalu Prasad Yadav at a Congress function in Patna on Saturday.

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Patna: The pro-Lalu faction of the Congress Party in Bihar on Saturday organized a function in honor of the birth anniversary of Bihar's first Chief Minister Sri Krishna Singh at the Gyan Bhawan with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav himself being the chief guest for the occasion.

While the leaders gathered there to pay homage to the man known as 'Bihar Kesari', it was more of a Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar bashing event as the RJD chief unloaded on both accusing the Prime Minister of selling illegal drugs (charas) at his tea-shop in Gujarat when he was young.

"A relative of Narendra Modi used to be a contractor for the railways. It has been learnt that he used to supply charas to the customers through the tea shop run by Modi," Yadav informed the guests.

The RJD chief also revealed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national President and the right-hand man of the Prime Minister Amit Shah was not a 'teli', a dalit, as he claims but in reality, he was in fact a 'Mot Ghasi' caste, an upper caste that was changed into a backward caste by Narendra Modi in 2001.

While calling cases of corruption against him and his family members a witch-hunt by the saffron brigade, Yadav said that Jay Shah, the son of Amit Shah, was the biggest con man in the country who had amassed properties and wealth beyond his known sources of income.

"Why is there no investigation into Jay Shah's illegal activities," he said.

Indicating Nitish Kumar was no more a key player in Bihar politics and therefore, did not deserve his attention, Yadav said that his fight was against the NDA that was now pulling the strings of Nitish Kumar.

"Our fight in the next Lok Sabha elections will be directly with the BJP; Nitish does not come in the picture. The BJP has destroyed the nation by imposing GST and demonetization and that will put us ahead of the required number to end the corrupt regime of Narendra Modi," the former Chief Minister of Bihar said amidst thunderous roar adding he was ready for the Lok Sabha elections even if the BJP decides to go for an early election in 2018.

The function was organized by senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Akhilesh Singh and attended by Meira Kumar, Shakeel Ahmed Khan, acting BPCC President Kaukab Qadri and a number of other Congress leaders.

The non-Lalu bloc of the Congress Party being led by the former BPCC President and the Education Minister in the former Mahagathbandhan government Ashok Kumar Chowdhary was not invited for the event.

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