RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav (File photo)
RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav (File photo)

From jail, Lalu calls upon people to chase off 'anti-reservation, anti-constitution' PM Modi

ANI | Updated: Apr 10, 2019 18:57 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], Apr 10 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday called upon the people of the state to chase off alleged “anti-reservation and anti-Constitution” Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha polls.
Yadav, also a former Chief Minister of Bihar whose bail plea in the fodder case was rejected by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, made a written appeal to the state’s people from Ranchi jail to oust Prime Minister Modi from power by voting against him in the Lok Sabha polls.
“We need to have the passion of do-or-die to chase off anti-reservation and anti-Constitution Prime Minister Modi,” Lalu said in the letter, which was uploaded on his Facebook page.
“I am in the prison but not my thoughts,” said Yadav, while voicing apprehensions that “destructive ideologies” might be planning some conspiracies in his “absence.” “As long as I am here, I won't let anyone cheat the people of Bihar,” he said.
The RJD chief further said that everything from the society to the country is at stake in this election while asserting that this fight is against the people who want to “divide the country and are against the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.”
“You would be aware of how PM Modi government tried to end reservation. How our Dalit sons like Rohith Vemula were forced to commit suicide due to harassment? How there were attempts to dilute the law regarding atrocities on Dalits and Scheduled Castes,” the RJD chief said.
“The followers of Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar will do everything possible to finish the Dalits. They should be chased off from Delhi,” said Yadav.
The RJD chief further alleged that the Central government wants to keep Dalits as slaves by misguiding the people in the name of “danger to the country and Hindus.” He termed the Central government as “Nautanki government.”
“Think what will happen to you (Dalits) if they come to power again. They get troubled when you ask for a share in the government and country’s resources as per your populations,” he said in the letter, adding this election is to identify the government and the traitors both.
“If you miss it this time, you will miss it forever,” he said.
“Stay united and continue with the struggle. It is necessary for the people of the unprivileged class to be on the throne of Delhi,” the RJD chief appealed to the Dalits.
The election to 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar will be held in seven phases, beginning April 11 and concluding on May 19. The results will be declared on May 23. (ANI)