Supporting Gandhi’s stance on the Ordinance aiming to keep convicted lawmakers in office, Prasad said he was the fittest leader to be the Congress face in the 2014 general elections. The RJD was there to back the Congress in Bihar. “We will render all our support to Rahul.”
Probably as part of keeping faith with the Congress, Prasad also reversed his stance on the Lokpal bill. “Earlier I had opposed the bill as people advocating it were demeaning the Parliament and its members,” he said. The target, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), came in for further criticism. “People would one day realise that AAP had only made false promises for political mileage,” he said.
As for Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, he can never be the prime minister. “I am back. How can Modi stake claim to Dwarka?” Prasad said, taking a dig at Modi’s reference to “Yaduvanshis” during the ‘hunkar rally’ in Patna.
The Modi wave exists “only in media”. “Capitalists and some international forces are propping him up. The BJP has unleashed a psychological war by using wealth and a section of media,” he said.