Nov 22 :A war of words erupted between convicted Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is currently serving a jail sentence and is undergoing treatment at Ranchi hospital, and Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Bihar’s deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Twitter.
The war started after Lalu tweeted a link of news article with the title, “Why is the BJP so scared of Lalu?” Along with the link, Lalu tweeted out a caption which targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party and accused it of following corrupt practices and of indulging in “hate politics”.
The caption read, “Because I am not scared of the smear campaign, enticements, vindictiveness, harassments and blackmails (of the BJP). Because I am the most vocal opponent of their venomous politics based on whipping up hatred along the lines of religion and case, which cares neither for the Constitution nor for the humanity. Because I cannot compromise on principles, even if I am hanged.”
BJP leader Modi tweeted a poster in which he sharply countered all the allegations made by Lalu.
Questioning the former Bihar CM’s claims of fighting for his principles and slammed him for the corruption cases filed against him,he said, “For 30 years, Lalu has been involved in a false propaganda against BJP and Sangh Parivar. He has been using this strategy to get the votes of the minorities. So full of greed he is that his name figures in scam after scam, from fodder to hotel.”
Modi said, “Which principles does he talk about. Hundreds lost their lives in retributive violence that marked his rule and Bihar was witness to kidnapping for ransom becoming an industry. He did not feel like hanging himself before reneging on the principles of JP and Lohia and making compromises for the sake of his own vested interests.”