Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday called upon Congress and said that they always supported Congress in every situation, ahead of the by-polls in Bihar.
Speaking to ANI, Yadav said, “I agree that my alliance is with the Congress on a national level. But at the state level, the situation is different. At the national level, we want a strong alternative to the BJP and therefore I have always supported Congress in every situation.”
“Prime role should be that of Congress. Has anyone helped Congress more than us? It is an old party, an all-India party, we still consider them so,” the RJD supremo said.
He added, “Alliance is formed with like-minded people, secular forces. At the state level also, we formed an alliance with Congress, the Left and other parties… Let people say whatever they want to.”
Earlier, the veteran leader had said that RJD’s candidates would lose their deposit in the elections if they remain in alliance with the Congress in the state ahead of the by-polls in two assembly constituencies.
RJD supremo further slammed the Centre over the inflation and said, “Fuel prices are soaring, and diesel is costing more than ghee. How will people cook without kadwa tel (mustard oil)?”
The former Bihar chief minister, who was undergoing treatment at Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences for two years, was shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi in January.
Lalu Prasad Yadav returned to Bihar after over three years after the Jharkhand high court granted bail to him, earlier in April.