UP elections 2017: Lalu Prasad Yadav taunts PM Modi over ‘adopted son’ remark, asks him to reveal his father

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New Delhi | Published: February 17, 2017 6:51:13 PM

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav also hit out at the PM saying if he is the adopted son of Uttar Pradesh, he should reveal who is his father.

Lalu said that after Bihar polls, the BJP will be defeated in Uttar Pradesh, which is like the big brother of Bihar. (PTI)Lalu said that after Bihar polls, the BJP will be defeated in Uttar Pradesh, which is like the big brother of Bihar. (PTI)

After Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, in her first campaign rally of the year, took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘adopted son’ remark, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav also hit out at the PM saying if he is the adopted son of Uttar Pradesh, he should reveal who is his father. With just two days left for the third phase of the crucial seven-phased Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, political drama has intensified in the state with political leader aggressively targeting their opposition.

Taunting PM Modi while addressing the media, Lalu said, “Agar PM Modi UP ke daattak putra hai, to pita kaun hai? (If Prime Minister Modi is the adopted son of UP, then who is the father?). Rishta jodne se koi chunao jeet jayega, aisa nahi hota hai. (By creating artificial relationships, one will not win the polls).”

The Rashtriya Janata Dal chief reiterated that the Bharatiya Janata Party will be wiped out after assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and its climb down will start for 2019 general elections. Lalu said that after Bihar polls, the BJP will be defeated in Uttar Pradesh, which is like the big brother of Bihar. “First, we have defeated BJP in Bihar, now SP-Congreess alliance will defeat it in Uttar Pradesh.”

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Lalu said BJP leaders have realised that there is no Modi wave in the ongoing assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and they will taste a defeat similar to Bihar. He said the BJP will similarly be defeated in Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand.

Earlier, Priyanka Gandhi, sharing the stage with her brother and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, attempted to boost the Akhilesh Yadav-Rahul Gandhi tie, by stating that every youth in Uttar Pradesh can become a leader and bring development in the state. Hitting out at PM Modi claim to be an ‘adopted son’ of Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka said that the state doesn’t need an adopted son to bring development. Accusing the Prime Minister of making hollow promises, Priyanka further stated that Modi has done nothing for his constituency, Varanasi.

(With inputs from agencies)

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