Lalu Banks on Tejaswi, Hardik Patel to Uproot BJP

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav speaking at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Sunday.

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Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, speaking at the party's working committee meeting at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Sunday, repeated his pledge to 'uproot' the Sangh Parivar from India in the next state and national elections saying leaders like his own son Tejaswi Yadav and Gujarat youth leader Hardik Patel were not afraid to go after 'communal' outfits like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or many of its offshoots.

"Young leaders like my own son Tejaswi and Hardik Patel are the youth icons of today who are very promising and have a strong following of their own. They also have the guts to take on communal parties like the BJP and many of its divisive forces and I have full faith in them," the former Chief Minister of Bihar.

RJD leaders at party's working committee meet at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Sunday.Despite being proven wrong on his predictions on Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Yadav predicted a complete evisceration of the BJP in the Gujarat elections saying Hardik Patel was in constant touch with Tejaswi and his MP daughter Misa Bharti and if needed, he will go to Gujarat to campaign for Congress along with Sharad Yadav, the disgruntled Janata Dal – U leader and former party President.

Directing party workers to prepare for an early Lok Sabha polls next year, the RJD leader blasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not keeping his electoral promises and also for 'destroying' the nation's economy by implementing demonetization and Goods and Service Tax (GST).

With possibly the most public rallies under his belt than any other politician in the country, Yadav said that he would organize a 'Parivartan Rally' in Patna three months before the next Parliamentary elections to convince voters of the perils of re-electing NDA government at the Center.

"They can throw me in the jail or dump me on the top of a mountain, RJD will prevail in the end," he declared while appealing to all Yadavs, backwards, minorities, and farmers in Gujarat to unite in their attempt to defeat the BJP in Modi's own backyard.

No meeting of the RJD chief would be complete without some snarks and today was no exception either.

Taking a shot at the Sangh Parivar, Yadav said that there was a time when people used to fear lions but now, under the NDA regime, they are afraid of a meek animal like a cow.

"Thanks to the Modi government, people today are afraid of cows and not lion," he said in reference to the cow-vigilantism by some right wing outfits.

Interestingly, neither of Yadav's two sons, Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejaswi Yadav, were not present at the meeting.


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