Why was Lalu Prasad not on stage with PM Modi and Nitish Kumar?: RJD

Raghuvansh Prasad

New Delhi, Jan 6: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Vice President Raghuvansh Prasad hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the exclusion of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on the platform with them.

His remarks came following the celebration of Prakash Parv in Patna yesterday.

Raghuvansh’s expressed his resentment and said that as part of the grand political alliance in Bihar, Lalu should have been seated along with JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar.

“How could they have seated Lalu Yadav below (in the audience)? There is a grand alliance, so shouldn’t he have been present there (on the dais)?” Raghuvansh told to reporters.

The former union minister claimed that the oversight had offended many people and minced no words to express his own displeasure.

“This doesn’t look like a grand alliance to me. The government is not composed of JD(U) alone. It is not a question of protocol. This sort of behaviour is unjustified and wrong,” Raghuvansh said.

He added that since Lalu is a popular and beloved leader of the people, this action sends a wrong message to the public.

“The event seemed like a JD(U)-BJP publicity op,” the RJD leader said.

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