Lalu says not supporting Congress was a mistake

May 16th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday admitted that not supporting the Congress was a mistake.

“It’s the mandate for the people,” Lalu said, adding that he harbored no grudges against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Lalu lost from the Pataliputra parliamentary seat to JD (U) rival Ranjan Prasad Yadav, but won from the Saran constituency against BJP rival Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

Nitish Kumar, whose party registered major electoral gains in Bihar, didn’t miss a chance to take a pot shot at Lalu.

“The lantern (RJD’s election symbol) has broken and the oil that was spilt set on fire the bungalow (LJP’s symbol) as the arrow (symbol of JD-U) was right on target,” he said.

“‘The people of Bihar have the rejected negative politics pursued by RJD president Lalu Prasad and LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan and have given a positive vote to my government which has been successful in bringing about peace, communal harmony and development,” he added.

According to the latest trends, the JD(U) was leading in 32 of the 40 seats. (ANI)

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