Tejaswi Sounds Inclusive Note to Revive RJD Prospects

RJD meeting in Patna on Sunday.

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Patna: Hoping to revive the fortunes of the party his father founded nearly a quarter century ago, his son and leader of the opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejaswi Yadav on Sunday said that unlike the party's reputation of being a coalition of mainly Muslims and Yadavs (M-Y), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) was in fact the party of A to Z.

Speaking at the meeting of newly-elected district leaders, Yadav, the former deputy Chief Minister in the short-lived Mahagathbandhan government, said that the RJD was a big tent that has plenty of room for people from all communities and walks of life and not just the party of Muslims and Yadavs.

"Just like our district functionaries that is represented by a diverse group of people, election tickets will also be given to people from all communities based on their contribution towards the party. But we must not forget that in the absence of Lalu ji, it is up to us to take his message to the poor people of Bihar in all villages because, as we have seen in the past elections, despite having a big mandate in the state, we fail to get the seats that we need to form the government," the younger son of Lalu and Rabri Devi said.

Yadav also talked about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Registration of Citizens (NRC) saying besides the Muslims, the two new laws were going to hurt the backwards, extremely backwards, and Dalits more than anyone else.

The meeting was also attended by RJD state president Jagadanand Singh, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Shivanand Tiwari, Ramchandra Purvey, and Chittaranjan Gagan, among others.

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