Attacking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the controversy surrounding ‘hijab’ in Karnataka, Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has warned that India is heading towards a civil war under Bharatiya Janata Party-led government.
Yadav blamed BJP for the communal tensions between religious groups and added that the party is talking about Ayodhya temple and Varanasi, while real issues like poverty and inflation are rarely addressed by them.
“The country is heading towards a civil war under PM Modi’s rule. They are not talking about inflation, poverty but about Ayodhya and Varanasi. They have got the feeling that by doing this they will get Hindu votes,” RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said while talking about the Karnataka hijab row, according to media report.
“The people of the country are tired of the propaganda of BJP and Narendra Modi,” the former Bihar chief minister said.
“BJP is losing Uttar Pradesh Assembly election. They have referred to the protesting farmers as “terrorists”. Since a majority of the farmers are from the Jat community, the BJP will be wiped out from Jat dominant western Uttar Pradesh and rest of the state as well. Due to ill health, I am unable to campaign in Uttar Pradesh but am appealing to people of the community to ensure BJP’s defeat in this election,” Lalu Prasad said.
Lalu Prasad Yadav also drew comparisons between British rule and the BJP-led government. Lalu said that British rule has returned to the country after 70 years of Independence in the form of the BJP government and now the ruling party is frustrated as they will lose Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
Yadav also backed Samajwadi Party in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
Lalu Prasad arrived in Patna on Tuesday evening to participate in the RJD national level meeting to be held today (Thursday).
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