'BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao' rally: Lalu confident; Sharad Yadav joins opposition bandwagon

Posted August 28, 2017

It must be mentioned that Lalu's sons Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi, who was the former deputy chief minister have been termed as the main "astra" in the fight against BJP and Nitish Kumar.

Rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav, who is staring at an expulsion from the party for defying orders of not to attend the rally, was greeted warmly by Prasad who embraced him on the dais.

Reacting on the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)'s "anti-BJP" rally in Patna, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday said that they are fighting for their existence by taking out such rallies as the people of the country have already rejected their 'Mahagathbandhan'.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi chose to visit Norway when the leaders of his party in Gujarat wanted to kick off their campaign for Assembly elections, Madhav claimed.

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RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday looked unsparing in his attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and said he is "Palturam" (political turncoat).

Mr Tyagi said the party will now initiate the process for expelling Sharad Yadav from the JD (U) and seeking his disqualification from the Rajya Sabha.

"Yadav was informed that if he attends the rally, it would be considered anti party activity", Tyagi added, further remarking that Sharad has given up party membership himself.

The RJD chief and his wife Rabri Devi greeted Trinamool supremo Banerjee and their son Tejaswi Yadav touched her feet.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday targeted the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making "false promises" and their total failure to fulfil any of them for people. For Congress, Ghulam Nabi Azad will represent the party at the event.

Lalu, a long time ally of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, had invited her to attend the RJD's show of strength against the BJP on August 27 in Patna.

Notably, Gandhi Maidan, the rally ground, which has a capacity of seven lakh people, was reportedly packed.

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