Lalu Prasad Yadav will look like dwarf before Narendra Modi if he holds parallel rally: Bharatiya Janata Party

Written by PTI | Patna | Updated: Feb 11 2014, 22:34pm hrs
With RJD seeking permission to hold a rally at Muzaffarpur parallel to Narendra Modi's event on March 3, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today said if it happened, Lalu Prasad Yadav would be "exposed as a dwarf" before its prime ministerial candidate.

"Bharatiya Janata Party has applied for the three grounds (two in Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology and the one at police line next to it) in advance and Muzaffarpur district administration at that time confirmed there is no other application of any programme at those venues on that day," senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters.

"Now Lalu Prasad's party merely to create controversy is announcing to hold a parallel rally and its district president applying for permission to hold RJD rally at police line ground also on March 3," the former deputy chief minister said.

"As per rules, permission should be given to who applied first...We are waiting whether Nitish Kumar administration goes by rules or acts in a partisan manner in favour of RJD," Sushil Modi said on the sidelines of "Janata Darbar" held by him at his official residence.

The senior Bihar BJP leader said even if the district administration violating rules grants permission to RJD for a parallel rally "we are not bothered as it will expose that Prasad is a dwarf in front of Narendra Modi".

"Lalu Prasad ko apna aukat malum ho jayenga (Lalu Prasad will come to know his value)," he said.

"Rather my suggestion will be even Nitish Kumar shall hold a simultaneous rally of the JD(U) in one of the three grounds on the same day which will prove who among the three is more popular and can draw big crowd," Sunil Modi said.

On Lalu Prasad's claim that it was he who had stopped the rath of Bharatiya Janata Party veteran L K Advani in 1990 to "limit" Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar and likewise he would checkmate Narendra Modi this time,

Sushil Modi said in a lighter vein "at that time Lalu was young but now he has grown old and has no strength to pose any challenge."

"Lalu Prasad or Nitish Kumar has no strength to stop the aswamedh horse of Narendra Modi," the Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party leader said.

Meanwhile, RJD President Lalu Prasad has said that his partymen have sought permission to hold a rally at Muzaffarpur on March 3 and he would go there for the programme.

"When I telephoned Muzaffarpur District Magistrate day before yesterday for the rally he did not tell about any other booking in MIT field or police line," Prasad said.

Seeking to throw the ball in the court of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, he said "Lets see if he gives the field to his 'yaar' (Narendra Modi) or to us."

The RJD chief asked his partymen to start preparation for the rally.

"I am getting ready for the rally at Muzaffarpur on March 3...lets see whether Nitish Kumar allows me to go there or not," he said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate in a bid to gain politically is making regular trips to Bihar which has 40 Lok Sabha seats.

As a follow up of his October 27 rally last year, Modi will address a rally at Muzaffarpur, the commercial hub of North Bihar, on March 3.