Lalu Yadav wants to work for RJD’s revival in BiharMay 24th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, May 24 (ANI): Having suffered a major jolt in the recently held elections, the Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav wants to revive his relations with the people of Bihar and revive his party’s fortune.
Addressing a meeting here on Sunday, Lalu said that he would spend time with the people over the next one year so as to revive his party.
“I am not going to Delhi. I will spend all my time in Bihar. I will visit all the villages in Bihar. I will spend one year among the poor people,” said Lalu Prasad Yadav.
RJD was able to bag only four seats in the recently concluded general polls, 18 less than what it got in 2004 elections.
Just prior to the polls Lalu entered into an alliance with regional Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) headed Ramvilas Paswan and Samajwadi Party (SP) headed by Mulayam Singh to form the Fourth Front.
The Fourth Front faced an embarrassing defeat, with LJP’s supreme losing his own seat and Lalu Yadav’s party garnering just 4 seats. The three parties were unable to retain even half of the 64 seats won by the trio in 2004.
Having committed the folly of not contesting jointly with the Congress party, these parties faced reverses in their strongholds of India’s eastern Bihar and Uttar Pradesh states. (ANI)