Get ready for ‘Grand Alliance’ at the centre: Lalu Prasad’s birthday wish
Ever since a Nitish-led ‘mahagathbandhan’ of RJD, JD(U) and Congress handed down a stunning defeat to BJP in 2015 Bihar Assembly election, a grand alliance is being seen as the only way to stop the saffron juggernaut.Updated: Jun 11, 2017 18:33 IST
Press Trust of India, Patna
A ‘grand alliance’ at the centre was RJD leader Lalu Prasad’s birthday wish on Sunday as greetings poured in for the former Bihar chief minister.
“Delhi will now see the leadership of mahagathbandhan. All coalition partners should start preparations,” Prasad tweeted after Bihar Congress chief and state education minister Ashok Chaudhary wished him.
धन्यवाद चौधरी साहब। अब दिल्ली में महागठबंधन की चौधर होगी। सब घटक दल तैयारी में जुट जाए। https://t.co/C0MixzyWLv— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) June 11, 2017
The RJD chief also reminded Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee that they stand in solidarity for the “great cause ahead” after she extended greetings to him.
As Prasad turned 70, Bihar chief minister Nistish Kumar drove to 10 Circular Road to wish him and praised his “immense contribution to Bihar politics and society”.
Ever since a Nitish-led ‘mahagathbandhan’ of RJD, JD(U) and Congress handed down a stunning defeat to BJP in 2015 Bihar Assembly election, a grand alliance is being seen as the only way to stop the saffron juggernaut.
While similar attempts to forge a coalition in Uttar Pradesh fizzled out, the upcoming Presidential election has seen fresh moves for opposition unity against the BJP.
A stream of well-wishers comprising legislators and party workers extended greetings to Prasad.
Later in Prasad’s presence, Nitish dedicated two road bridges over the river Ganga to the people of the state.
First Published: Jun 11, 2017 18:32 IST