Patna: RJD leader Lalu Prasad on Sunday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “RSS pracharak” and vowed to launch a campaign against the BJP nationwide. “He is a clear cut RSS pracharak,” Lalu Prasad told a press conference he addressed in the company of incumbent Chief Minister and JD-U leader Nitish Kumar.
The Bharatiya Janata Party, he said, was a “mukhota” (mask) of the RSS, the party’s ideological parent. The RJD leader said Modi took advantage of the divisions in the opposition ranks in 2014 to lead the BJP to a victory in the Lok Sabha election.
“Modi forgot that Bihar is not Haryana or Maharashtra,” where the BJP won state elections after the Lok Sabha triumph, he said. Lalu Prasad said, “I will take our lantern (RJD election symbol) and move around everywhere in the country and will see what work has happened in villages adopted by BJP leaders.”
“We will launch a major agitation. I will first go to Varanasi to see if Modi has fulfilled the promises made during the Lok Sabha election,” he said, referring to Modi’s parliamentary constituency. “The winds of change from Bihar will blow all over the country,” he said.
Prasad also referred to the intolerance debate and US President Barack Obama’s advice to Modi on importance of religious tolerance.
“Barack Obama was invited to Republic Day parade. He flogged the government while leaving when he made the remark that society should not be divided in the name of caste, colour etc. Even Mahatma Gandhi would not have liked such things,” Lalu said.