Amid an effort by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to cobble up a national alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2019 general election, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said he would be “very happy” if his younger brother (Nitish) becomes the next prime minister of the country.
Prasad who met transport minister Nitin Gadkari here on Tuesday later told reporters that he joined hands with the Janata Dal(United) in Bihar to defeat the communal forces. Prasad was accompanied by his son Tejashwi Yadav, also Bihar’s road construction minister.
“All of us need to unite against Sangh forces. We have to defeat them otherwise the country will be divided,” he said. The RJD chief’s statement comes against the backdrop of Nitish’s remark about making a Sangh Mukta Bharat (RSS free India).
Asked about Nitish’s prime ministerial ambitions, Prasad said, “Nitish is like my younger brother. I will be very happy if he becomes the next PM.”