Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav yesterday challenged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to name their chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming elections in Bihar. Not only that, Yadav said that he would even go to the extent of consuming poison to stop BJP advance into the state.
“If I will have to drink poison to remove BJP, I can do so,” said Lalu.
“If BJP has the guts, they should also declare their chief ministerial candidate. They don’t have the guts to do so. We have named our CM candidate in front of everyone,” he added.
On April 15, six political parties-including the Janata Dal (United), Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Samajwadi Party-had announced a merger to revive the united Janata Party. The chief of this merger was Samajwadi Party head Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Mulayam Singh Yadav had on Monday confirmed that Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar would be the Janata Parivar’s chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls.