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Lalu’s Big bugle against Modi and Nitish sucessfully assembles several national leaders in Patna

Aug 27th, 2017 8:44 am | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

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Lalu Prasad Yadev Big bugle against PM Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar sucessfully assembles several national leaders in Patna
Leaders of anti-BJP parties are attending the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s ‘Desh Bachao, BJP Bhagao’ rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Sunday. Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi as well as BSP chief Mayawati, however, are giving the event a miss, raising questions over unity in the opposition ranks.

Dissident JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav and RJD’s Lalu Prasad share the dais at a rally in Patna on Sunday.

The rally comes against the backdrop of a slew of corruption cases against RJD boss Lalu Prasad and his family, and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s decision to part ways with his foe-turned-fried-turned-rival. Out of power in Bihar after Kumar’s U-turn, Prasad is believed to be preparing his party to consolidate his Muslim-Yadav and OBC vote bank in a bid to counter BJP-JD(U) combine in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Prasad has invited leaders of all 17 political parties. He has the support of Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav. One of the key attractions of the event will be Sharad Yadav’s presence. He has challenged Kumar’s decision to leave the so-called grand alliance of the Congress, RJD and the JD(U), sparking fears of a split in the Bihar’s ruling party.

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