The Janata Dal(U) today alleged that Congress' plans to distance itself from Lalu Prasad ahead of assembly polls was an "eyewash" and said the move would not negate the impact of its support to successive RJD governments in "ruining" the state.
The Congress stand was a "political eye wash" with an aim to seek the votes of anti-Lalu forces in the coming assembly polls, Bihar JD(U) general secretary-cum-spokesman Sambhu Nath Singh said in a statement.
"Congress wants to play the role of 'vote katwa' (vote catcher). It cannot forget the fact that it had extended unconditional support to RJD governments in the past during which the state witnessed anarchy and economic ruin," he said.
Congress was as much guilty as Lalu Prasad for plunging the state into backwardness and anarchy. The collusion between the two parties was proved recently when the UPA government at the Centre did not give permission to CBI to challenge the disproportionate assets case against Lalu in spite of the investigative agency's claim that it had clinching evidence against him, he said.