Former JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav has come up with a strategy to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah-led BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha Polls. Yadav says a Bihar-like 'grand-alliance' will prove to be a tough proposition for even PM Modi in 2019.
Former JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav has come up with a strategy to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah-led BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha Polls. Yadav says a Bihar-like ‘grand-alliance’ will prove to be a tough proposition for even PM Modi in 2019. Yadav yesterday met RJD supremo Lalu Prasad in Ranchi Jail. Yadav has said he was working on a ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance), according to Hindustan Times report. A grand alliance between Congress, RJD and Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) had manged to surprise pollsters and BJP by winning the 2015 Bihar Assembly Polls.
Notably, in the aftermath of the premature end of the grand-alliance in Bihar, Yadav said it was very “unpleasant” and “unfortunate”. Last year, Nitish Kumar had broken away from the grand-alliance only to join hands with BJP and form the government. Yadav has been leading his own faction. He joined hands with the opposition after Kumar had formed the government with BJP. Subsequently, he along with Ali Anwar was disqualified from the Rajya Sabha. Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu had agreed to the JD (U)’s contention that the two senior leaders had “voluntarily given up” their membership by defying their party’s directives and attending events of opposition parties. The JD(U) had sought their disqualification on the grounds that they had attended a rally of opposition parties in Patna in violation of its direction.
The rally was organised by Lalu Prasad Yadav and attended by political heavyweights like TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Yadav got the support of Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal when he was disqualified. Yadav, who minced no words to criticize Nitish Kumar and PM Modi, will look to stitch an alliance and bring all opposition parties together. The idea was once propagated by Nitish Kumar who wanted Congress to lead such alliance to check BJP.