Patna: Overwhelmed by the massive victory in Bihar, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday declared the state will run under the leadership of Nitish Kumar despite his party emerging as the table topper.
Escalating his attack against Prime Minster Narendra Modi, Lalu Prasad said that he will launch a nationwide protest against the ‘communal’ NDA government in the Centre.
Exultant after the JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance appeared on course to a resounding victory, a jubilant Prasad claimed continuance of the Modi government will “break the nation into pieces”.
Accompanied by a smiling Kumar, his foe-turned-ally, Prasad said, “We will continue with our fight. There will be such a long-term impact of Bihar results on the national politics that you cannot imagine. The Modi government, the RSS government will be demolished. I will also go to Varanasi (Modi’s constituency) with lantern (RJD’s election symbol)”.
Even as RJD emerged as the single largest party, having won nine seats and leading in another 71, Prasad said it was a victory of the grand alliance and not of one party.
“If anyone wants to sow the seeds of division among us, we won’t let that happen. We are not going to be divided for the next ten lives,” he said in his inimitable style amid loud cheers from workers and supporters.
On his nation-wide stir, Prasad said he will take together farmers, labourers and the deprived sections “to uproot the communal Modi government”. “They have been chased out of Bihar.”
The grand alliance government will work for the fast development of Bihar and put it on the national map in economic progress, he said.