West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee while addressing the ‘BJP bhagao, desh bachao’ rally in Patna, organised by RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, alleged that the Centre was trying to scare the later with the help of the CBI, ETV Jharkhand said.Speaking at the leader where several Opposition leaders participated, the chief minister also slammed the BJP saying that it has been three years that the BJP-led NDA Government is on power, but there is no sign of ache din which it had earlier promised. Talking about the flood situation in the state, she expressed her concern for the affected people, ” Am concerned for the flood affected people of Bihar”, the report added.
While stressing that the Opposition understands the voice of the people, she said that the people of the state have welcomed the rally in Patna. Earlier in a display of Opposition unity, Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav also shared the rally today, PTI said. Senior JD(U) rally Sharad Yadav, who was earlier asked by his party not to attend the rally, also shared the stage. He was accompanied by suspended JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Ali Anwar. Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and CP Thakur also attended the mega rally, as were CPI’s general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy and secretary D Raja, JMM chief and former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren, JVM president Babulal Marandi and NCP MP Tariq Anwar .
Speakers like Raghubansh Prasad Singh, Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Shivanand Tiwari and others slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for causing the downfall of grand alliance and forming a new government in Bihar, along with BJP’s support. Showering praise on Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son and former Bihar deputy CM minister Tejaswi Yadav, they also described him as “future leader of Bihar,” the agency added.
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Tight security arrangements were made ahead of the rally in Patna’s Gandhi Maidan, where as many as of 64 CCTV cameras were installed, said PTI report.