Despite Mayawati, Sonia giving it a miss, Lalu Yadav chuffed about Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Yadav attending RJD rally
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav would attend the RJD rally here on August 27 and Mayawati’s absence from the event was not a “setback”, party chief Lalu Prasad said today.
“I had a talk with Mayawati. She said senior BSP leader Satish Mishra would come for the rally,” he told reporters.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief said senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and C P Joshi would also attend the rally with a message from All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi.
Asked about the chances of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi attending the event, Prasad said, “He could also be there.”
He also claimed that Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee and rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav would be on the dais that day.
At the time of announcing the ‘BJP Bhagao Rally’ (oust BJP rally) at the Gandhi Maidan here, Prasad had boasted of bringing Mayawati and Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav together on one platform, which would mean the “end of the match for the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls”.
Back then, JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar was in the Grand Alliance, also comprising the RJD and the Congress, and Prasad, while …read more