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Rabri Devi launches attack on PM Modi, compares him with 'jallad'

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 May 2019, 15:25 IST
Rabri Devi

Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, comparing him with a "jallad" (an executioner).

Replying to a question from the media about Priyanka Gandhi Vadra calling the Prime Minister Duryodhan (a villainous character from mythological Mahabharata), Rabri said, "Vadra should have called the Prime Minister an executioner because he has been responsible for killing judges and journalists."

RJD leader and Rabri's daughter, Misa Bharti said, "People of Bihar are with us. We are fighting on ideology and issues but NDA leaders are issueless and they only target our family. People of Bihar are observing it minutely."

On Nitish Kumar's comment that the days of lantern (RJD's symbol to indicate backwardness) are over and LED lights are in, Bharti said the fact that people still use lantern shows that Nitish Kumar has not developed the state.

On missing her father Lalu Prasad Yadav, she said," I am missing him as a daughter. However, people are very supportive and talk about him. Lalu ji is like an ideology. If Lalu ji was here then mahagathbandhan would have been 200 per cent stronger."

In an apparent reference to attack RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav over alleged bad law and order during his regime as the state's Chief Minister, she said, "Bringing 'adulterated' people will lead to corruption and rampant crime."

"Increasing their power means bringing back the days of loot, kidnapping, and corruption in Bihar," she added.

On the standard of the narrative employed in the election time by BJP leaders, she said, "Every political leader should speak in a cultured manner. NDA leaders' level of speech is falling. PM Modi's Muzaffarpur speech is very low standard and people do not expect him to speak in that manner. Leaders think that this language will be helpful for electoral benefit but people actually get angry with this sort of language."

Five phases of elections will end in Bihar with polling in the remaining two phases on May 12 and 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.


First published: 8 May 2019, 15:18 IST