RJD's "Desh Bachao, BJP Bhagao" Gathers Crowd, Opposition Closes On Government

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| August 27 , 2017 , 20:50 IST

As RJD Chief Lalu Yadav launched an all out attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with his Sunday rally after being raided by the CBI and duped by the JD(U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a huge swarm of people gathered to hear the opposition rally in Bihar's capital Patna.

The "Desh Bachao, BJP Bhagao" rally organised by RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was also attended by JD(U) rebel Sharad Yadav, TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and SP leader Akhilesh Yadav and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Taking the stage, Lalu Yadav bombarded the BJP with claims and accusations and dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah to do whatever they could against him and his family warning that he and his party will continue fighting "communal forces" in the 2019 General Elections.

He said, "I was the one who used to warn people across the country during the 2014 election campaigning that if the BJP led by Modi came to power, the country will face danger and problems. My apprehensions were ignored by many at that time, but have been proved true now."

Rebel Sharad Yadav attacked both BJP and JD(U) for forging alliance in Bihar against people's mandate. He announced the formation of a country-wide 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) to defeat NDA in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.

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He said breaking the Grand Alliance of the JD-U, RJD and Congress in Bihar was a betrayal of people of Bihar and their mandate. "People were cheated. I am sure and certain that i will form a Grand Alliance in the country."

"I would like to remind those who broke the Grand Alliance in Bihar that now we will form the Grand Alliance at the national level," he added without naming Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

"I will fight till my last breath. I am member of Parliament for last 43 years but I will not hesitate to fight to protect the country from decisive forces," he said.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also shared the stage in the rally attacking the Prime Minister for his failure in fulfilling his promises to the people.

"We have seen three and half years that passed so far in the name of 'achche din' (good days).But reality on the ground is different... farmers are dying, unemployed youths are growing at fast rate like never before, common people are fed up with price rise," she said.

She also accused the central government of "trying to scare her with the help of the CBI."

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She said, "BJP leaders have been behaving across the country in such a fashion to demonstrate that only BJP is right and others, including opposition, are wrong. This is something to be challenge and counter because it is a dangerous trend in the country."

C.P. Joshi of the Congress, NCP's Tarique Anwar, RLD's Choudhary Jayant Singh, CPI's Sudhakar Reddy, former Jharkhand Chief Ministers Hemant Soren of JMM, Babulal Marandi of the JVM, AIUDF leader Baadruddin Azmal and leaders from the DMK, JD-S and RSP among others also attended the rally.

While Congress President Sonia Gandhi or Vice President Rahul Gandhi couldn't attend the rally, Rahul sent a solidarity message for the Rally.

In his message, Rahul said, "I am glad to know that you have organised a large public meeting in Patna on August 27 in which leaders of various (opposition) parties with a common ideology are taking part."

"I am sure this rally will expose the evil designs of the ruling party and its government. I had wished to attend this rally but could not, thanks to an official trip to Norway. I convey my best wishes to all those taking part in the rally," he added.

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Also present at the rally were Lalu Prasad's younger son and former Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav, his wife and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi and their daughter Misa Bharti.