Pappu Yadav Urges Lalu to Play Bigger Role in Grand Alliance

Pappu Yadav at a press conference in Patna on Monday.

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Patna: With Lok Sabha elections just a few months away, former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Pappu Yadav, realizing going solo was not a winning proposition for him or his party, is once again attempting to reach out to his former mentor Lalu Prasad Yadav hoping to ride on his coat-tail to get to the Parliament.

Speaking at a press conference in Patna on Monday, Yadav exhorted the imprisoned RJD chief to assume a bigger role in the Grand Alliance and ‘open his heart’ to other members of the Mahagathbandhan.

“Lalu ji should show his big heart and jump into the political dialog of the nation. Only then this country can be saved,” the chief of Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) said adding the Mahagathbandhan must have the face of a matured politician and only the RJD chief could provide credibility to this alliance of nearly a dozen parties.

The MP from Madhepura who is yet to be invited to join the Grand Alliance led by the RJD, however, said that he intends to field four candidates of his own and two more under the Mahagathbandhan umbrella.

Mocking other parties to launch their campaign on Twitter and Facebook, Yadav said that Bihar was not ready for such political efforts as a majority of the voters were poor people who could only be influenced by face to face interaction.

The JAP leader then advised RJD and Congress to split the seats in Bihar 50-50 and then let them allocate seats to other parties from their quotas.

He further said that no party in Bihar could win unless it had the support of his party.

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