RJD president Lalu Prasad today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying “communal tension has increased” in the country during the NDA rule. He dared the Centre to impose President’s rule in Bihar and questioned law and order in other states.
“Communal tension has increased in the country during Narendra Modi’s rule. The PM did not rein in his party leaders making provocative communal statements. His hotheaded leaders earlier talked about sending Muslims to Pakistan, but instead of them, Narendra Modi himself went to Pakistan unannounced,” Prasad said.
“Kiski majaal hai ki Bihar me Rashtrapati shashan laye (who can dare impose President’s Rule in Bihar). Those criticising law and order should give details of law and order in other states. Our government has been functioning well,” The Indian Express quotes Lalu Yadav.
The RJD chief was addressing the election meeting in support of Congress nominee for Harlakhi Assembly seat Mohammad Shabir.
The by-poll is happening because of the death of Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), an ally of the BJP, MLA Basant Kushwaha, a day before taking oath of the new House.
Criticising the NDA government at the Centre, Prasad highlighted lowering funds for important schemes like Indira Awas Yojna, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and those related to roads among others.
Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed, former Haryana minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav and state Congress chief and minister Ashok Choudhary also sought support for party nominee in the by-poll slated for February 13.
The Hindu reports that Lalu Yadav’s son Tejaswi Yadav also lashed out at the Opposition for their ‘barbs’ on ‘jungle raj’ having returned to Bihar after the Nitish-Lalu combine took power last year.