RJD Leaders Had Become Too Arrogant; Says Paswan

LJP leaders meet in Patna to celebrate party's victory in Lok Sabha elections.

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Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan, at a function in Patna on Friday to celebrate the grand show of his party at all six seats where he had fielded his candidate from, thanked his supporters and party members saying he had predicted a landslide victory for the NDA and now he stood vindicated following the announcement of poll results in which the NDA scored victory at 39 out of 40 seats in Bihar and 303 seats out of 543 nationwide.

"I am not a weather forecaster by any means but my predictions always come true. I had said that the NDA will win at all 40 seats in Bihar but the opposition leaders had made light of my prediction. We won at 39 out of 40 seats. Similarly, in 2015 I had predicted that the Lalu-Nitish coalition would not last too long and once again, I was proven right," the LJP chief who did not contest election this time, said.

Turning his aim at the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Paswan said that Lok Sabha elections essentially doomed the political future of leaders like Rabri Devi who begged for support for her daughter Misa Bharti by playing the sympathy card in the name of her husband and party president Lalu Prasad Yadav who continues to languish in a Ranchi jail in connection with a number of fodder scam.

"In spite of that, the people of Pataliputra rejected RJD by a large number. It was due to the fact that the RJD had become too arrogant. Its leaders were calling Nitish Kumar 'Paltu Chacha' so the people of Patna taught them a lesson that they will never forget," the LJP chief said.

Paswan then turned to his son Chirag Paswan who won by a big margin from the Jamui seat saying he had all the traits of a good politician and it remains to be seen if he would be included in the new Modi cabinet that is to be decided on May 30 in Delhi.

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