Ahead of Lalu Prasad Yadav rally in Patna, rebel JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav allegedly received a threat letter from a right wing group, reported PTI on Saturday morning. As per the report, this letter warned Sharad Yadav against interfering in Bihar politics and supporting “anti-national” forces. Responding to the incident, Sharad Yadav’s office said that they have informed the Union Home Ministry about the letter which was delivered to the Rajya Sabha member’s residence by post recently.
PTI reported that the letter warned Sharad Yadav not to speak against the Bihar government and Hindu interests or he will have to suffer the consequences. It said that he has made a big mistake by siding with anti-national forces. Yadav has come out against his party’s decision to dump the grand alliance of the RJD and the Congress and to join the NDA. He is currently in Patna to attend Lalu Yadav’s rally at the Gandhi Maidan.
Yadav reached Patna to take part in the rally on Saturday itself. However, he refused to make any comment on the JD(U) headed by Nitish Kumar issuing a warning over his participation in Prasad’s rally. “Earlier it was rally of RJD but now it has become a rally of Mahagatbandhan (grand alliance) to save the country,” Yadav told reporters at Jay Prakash Narayan Airport on arrival, reported PTI.
Another JD(U) rebel and suspended Rajya Sabha member Ali Anwar who also came here for the rally claimed that many genuine workers of JD(U) would participate in the rally at Gandhi Maidan. “Its an RJD rally in which nobody from the party should go,” JD(U) principal general secretary K C Tyagi had said ahead of the rally.