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Lalu assails Nitish, Congress

patna Updated: Jul 31, 2010 17:15 IST

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RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today accused his arch rival Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the Congress of 'usurping' reins of power in Bihar from his party under a 'larger conspiracy' to weaken the cause of social justice and said people had realised it by now and would force them to 'bite the dust.'

"We didn't lose but Nitish and Congress usurped the reins of power from our hand to thrust upon difficulties and miseries on the people under a large conspiracy to weaken the social justice", Prasad said while addressing a gathering on the occasion of JD(U) leader Virendra Kumar Choudhary joining his party.

To buttress his point, Lalu said his framing in 'false and fabricated' cases of multi-crore rupees fodder scam, imposition of President's rule by the Congress in 2005 which saw the worst-ever jail-break in Jehanabad that defamed Bihar at that time vindicated his charge.

Prasad also identified LJP president Ramvilas Paswan's decision to go alone at the hustings in 2005 also contributed to the electoral reverses the RJD had faced. ''But we are happy that Paswan ji is with us'', he said and added that the people of the state had made up their minds to ensure that ''Nitish's alliance and Congress bite the dust.''

Referring to the allegations pertaining to the multi-crore rupees fodder scam, Prasad alleged that the Chief Minister was facing similar charges at present.

"Why is he (Kumar) worried about a CBI probe into the allegations of corruption against him", Prasad asked and said Kumar had now lost confidence.