Bihar polls will have political ramifications in Delhi, says Lalu

  • Kumar Uttam, Hindustan Times, Patna
  • Updated: Oct 27, 2015 23:28 IST
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav addresses a press conference in Patna, Bihar. (PTI Photo)

Convicted in fodder scam, RJD chief Lalu Prasad is not contesting the Bihar elections this time. But, in a make or break election, which will also decide the fate of his two sons, the former Bihar CM is leaving nothing to chance.

Prasad spoke to HT, excerpts from the interview:

The BJP has repeatedly targeted you for Jungle Raj in Bihar during your rule. Do you think this will influence the outcome of election?

This election is not about Bihar. It will have greater political ramification in Delhi. BJP’s defeat in Bihar will lead to a political churning in the country. We will launch a mass movement to get the BJP removed from the chair in Delhi.

We are winning hands down.

Why are you so confident of your victory?

They sought to divide the backwards. They failed. The desperation is so high that Narendra Modi went to the extent of playing communal card by inventing (reservation for Muslims) something against us. Muslims understand the plan of flaring communal passion.

How do you respond to PM Narendra Modi’s swipe at your children?

This man talks about beti bachao beti padhao and then talks low about the daughter who comes from a backward community. Isn’t it double speak? Bihar’s backward community will take revenge for this. Is it expected from a Prime Minister to target children of political rivals in an election?

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