RJD national executive meets for polls
RJD holds a strategy session with senior leaders pledging to pull up their socks to replicate the party's success in the last Lok Sabha elections.india Updated: Sep 15, 2007 12:58 IST
Sensing the possibility of mid-term polls in the wake of the stand off on the Indo-US nuclear deal, the RJD, a key ally of the UPA government, on Saturday held a strategy session with senior leaders pledging to pull up their socks to replicate the party's success in the last Lok Sabha elections.
Chaired by party chief and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, the party's national executive took stock of the political situation in the country at a time when major parties are getting into election mode.
While Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a known detractor of Prasad, is seeking to consolidate the NDA, the top brass of RJD strongly condemned the law and order situation in the state. "The State Government has failed on all fronts," was their refrain.
With the BJP seeking to make the Ram Setu controversy a major issue, the RJD charged the saffron party with trying to polarise voters on communal lines.
The recommendations of Sachar Panel, Ranganath Misra Commission and Fatmi Committee on improving the lot of educationally, economically and socially backward Muslims was also discussed at the meeting, attended by former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and senior party Vice President and Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh among others.
The party expressed concern over increasing incidents of terrorism and extremism and condemned the recent serial blasts in Hyderabad and ULFA violence in Assam and suggested that social unrest could be tackled only by ensuring all-round development.
First Published: Sep 15, 2007 12:51 IST