Clearing the air around the perceived weakening of RJD and JD(U) alliance after the revival of conspiracy charge in the fodder scam trial against RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, JD(U) leader KC Tyagi said, “The RJD chief faced these charges when we entered into an alliance with him (before Assembly polls). He proved his political importance in the 2015 polls and we were able to pulverise the BJP. The equations of our alliance are the same as before the 2015 polls,” Indian Express quoted him as saying.
When asked whether JD(U) is getting an upper hand, Tyagi said that they work as a team. “Any alliance is not looked at in terms of who is up or down. We work as a team. What is important is the authority of the CM remaining intact,” The Indian Express quoted him as saying. He further said, “CM Nitish Kumar continues to exercise his authority to enforce good governance and rule of law. Everyone knows under what conditions we severed ties with the BJP. We are looking at broader politics of Opposition unity.”
Replying to the questions that whether Lalu should be written off because of the ongoing trial, RJD leader Manoj Kumar Jha said, “Beyond the hyped interpretation, this observation by the Supreme Court is part of the same judicial architecture in which we always have faith. It was the same court that gave Laluji a clean chit in the DA case. BJP and a section of media wishes a political fallout against us. They wish to write our political obituaries… We will emerge stronger,” The Indian Express quoted him as saying.