'No one reads manifesto, leader's intention important'

Written by PTI | Patna | Updated: Apr 8 2014, 01:09am hrs
Even as the BJP goes ballistic over its manifesto, its ally LJP said nobody reads manifesto seriously as voters are influenced by "niyat" (intention) of its leader.

"Manifesto koi seriously nahi padta hai (nobody reads manifesto seriously)," LJP President Ramvilas Pasan said here.

The LJP chief, who is a new ally of BJP in the NDA, said the leader's 'niyat' (intention) carries more conviction with the voters.

"Countrymen are convinced with the intention of the NDA," he said and claimed a "wave" was blowing across the country in favour of BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Paswan's party has decided to issue constituency-specific separate manifestos for all seven seats in Bihar it is contesting in alliance with the BJP and the Rashtriya Lok Samata Dal of Upendra Kushwaha.

Later, in a roadshow in favour of son Chirag Paswan at Sheikhpura which is part of Jamui (SC reserved) seat, the LJP President took potshots at RJD chief Lalu Prasad saying "the alliance of which he is a member is always headed for doom".

Prasad, former close aide Ramkripal Yadav, who switched over to BJP after denial of ticket from Patliputra which was allocated to Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti, was present with Paswan.