Modi govt can fall anytime, maybe in August, be prepared: Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday predicted Narendra Modi’s fall because of its “own weaknesses.”

The former Bihar Chief Minister was addressing the RJD’s 27th Foundation Day event in Patna.

“The Narendra Modi government is weak. It can fall anytime because of its own weaknesses. It may fall in August itself. Hence, be prepared (for mid-term elections),” Lalu told RJD workers.

“We have never compromised with our core ideology. We became the single largest party in 2020 Assembly polls and were a whisker away from power,” Lalu added, attacking Nitish Kumar and JD(U) without naming him.

In his speech, former Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav asked Nitish to be assertive with the Union government.

“We were amused to see the JD(U) pass a resolution on Bihar’s special status category demand. Now that Nitish Kumar is a major stakeholder in Delhi and the Modi government is somehow dependent on him, Nitish ji should grant Bihar special category status and ensure that the Bihar quota cap is put under the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution to give it legal cover. Nitish Kumar should no longer demand or beg for it,” he said.

“Even though we won only four seats, our vote share went up by nine percentage points and we outperformed our opponents in 55 Assembly segments in comparison to only 16 in the last Lok Sabha polls. There are many Assembly seats in which we were behind our opponents by only 2,000 to 3,000 votes,” Tejashwi said on his party’s performance in the Lok Sabha elections.