Nadda’s veiled attack on Lalu

Gaya (Bihar) [India], October 11 (ANI): In a veiled jibe at former chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his Mahagathbandhan with the Congress, BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday said one who entered politics holding the hands of Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan — who led a movement against the Congress — and went on to become chief minister, was today siding with the very party.

“The leader who became a politician and CM with the blessings of Jayaprakash Narayan — the man who formed Janata Party by sidelining the Congress — was now hugging the very party,” Nadda said without naming Yadav while addressing his first election rally in poll-bound Bihar’s Gaya on Sunday.

He added those who are now around 50-60 years of age might’ve witnessed the JP movement. “For the first time in independent India, they might have heard a voice and political ideology different from that of the Congress — the voice of Jayaprakash Narayan,” Nadda said.

He compared Yadav with another product of the JP movement, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

“Nitish ji, along with (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi ji, has changed the political culture of Bihar. Earlier, the Congress used to do politics on the basis of caste. Now Narendra Modi has started a culture of going to people on the basis of the report card of the government’s work,” he said, highlighting the works of the central government in Bihar.

“In 2015, PM Modi announced Rs 1.25-lakh-crore-worth package for Bihar, of which Rs 394 crore has already been spent for the welfare of farmers, Rs 10,000 crore for education and Rs 1,550 crore for skill development.”

He added only four medical colleges were opened in Bihar in seven decades of independence. “But After 2014, Bihar has got 14 new medical colleges and 11 more

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