Lalu Prasad trying to intimidate voters: Janata Dal (U)May 4th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Bihar
Patna: Taking exception to the reported statement of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, who is contesting from Patliputra and Saran Lok Sabha seats, that there would be “political turbulence” if he lost the elections, the Janata Dal (United) on Sunday accused him of intimidating voters.
“Let Laluji elaborate his statement that there will be real political turbulence should he lose the elections in Saran and Patliputra,” JD(U) national spokesman Shivanand Tiwari said, adding if that meant “his supporters would let loose a reign of terror in the event of a defeat.”
Mr. Tiwari took a dig at the Railway Minister, saying “fear of defeat has unsettled his mind and hence he is making such statements. The voters of Patliputra would give a befitting reply to Prasad on May 7.”
“Nothing happened when Laluji lost Saran and Madhepura seats in the past and this time too nothing would happen if he lost from both Saran and Patliputra seats,” he said.
Voting for Patliputra seat would be held on May 7 and Mr. Prasad is pitted against his one-time friend and guide Ranjan Yadav of JD(U). Meanwhile, president of National Dalit Muslim Front M. Imamul Haque on Sunday joined the JD(U). — PTI