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Bihar: JD-U slams RJD for holding 'warning rally'

October 23, 2007 16:42 IST

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Intensifying its attack against Union Railway Minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav for his proposed chetawani rally against Bihar's National Democratic Alliance government, the ruling Janata Dal � United asked him to explain the rationale behind the protest rally.

"You tell us why you are so furious and organising the chetawani rally when we are making all efforts to achieve all-round growth of the state," JD-U national spokesman Shivanand Tiwari said in Patna on Tuesday.

Lalu Prasad is scheduled to hold the protest rally on October 28 at Patna's Gandhi Maidan to warn the Nitish Kumar government about its way of functioning.

"We did the best during the past two years and some development is now happening in the state," Tiwari said. "Are you angry over the steps taken by the present government for justice to people affected in the 1989 Bhagalpur riots that claimed over 1000 lives?," he added.

He also wanted to know from Prasad as to whether the 'unprecedented' steps by the state government for providing relief to the flood-hit people had made him so furious.

"Or, whether the marked improvement in the law and order situation has angered Prasad," queried Tiwari sarcastically.
Observing that the RJD supremo was wary of elections, Tiwari said: "Lalu's efforts to avert a mid-term poll for the Lok Sabha have made it evident that he has conceded defeat before the elections due to the popularity of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar."

"In the Assembly elections held in 2005, RJD was reduced to half (in strength) and if the Lok Sabha polls are held, it will be wiped out completely", Tiwari claimed.

He accused the RJD president of 'blatantly misusing' resources of the Central government for ensuring the success of his party's proposed chetawani rally". 

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