Nation Needs Lalu More than Ever Before: Tejaswi

Tej Pratap and Tejaswi Yadav taking part in a cycle rally in Patna on Sunday.

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Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna on Sunday observed the 24th anniversary of the party by taking out a cycle rally that was attended by party leader Tejaswi Yadav, his older brother Tej Pratap Yadav and other young members of the party.

The cycle rally was held to protest against the rising cost of petroleum products.

The five-kilometer rally began at the residence of former Bihar Chief Minister Mrs. Rabri Devi on 10 Circular Road and ended up at the party headquarters on Birchand Patel Marg.

Speaking at the party office, the former Deputy Chief Minister said that before coming into power, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders used to describe price rise of essential items as a 'witch' but now, after coming into power, treat rising cost as their 'bhauji' (sister-in-law).

"The same Sushil Kumar Modi who used to sit on dharna to protest against rising cost of essential items during Congress regime now says the public did not care about cost of living skyrocketing under the Narendra Modi regime. With this kind of attitude, it is clear that this administration does not care about the poor and the downtrodden," Yadav said.

RJD leaders having a meeting in Patna on Sunday.

The leader of the opposition, later at a function, said that more than ever before, the nation needed a leader like his father Lalu Prasad Yadav who would have eradicated unemployment from Bihar by now.

"Had Laluji been an MP today, our country wouldn't be facing as much problem as it is today. The entire nation feels his absence. If he had been in power in Bihar, not a single individual would be unemployed in the state," Yadav said.

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