MP, Raj, Chhattis won't win BJP Centre again: Lalu Prasad Yadavtext_fields
Patna: RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav said seems confident that BJP will not win at the Centre in the 2024 general elections just because they won the Hindi land. On Thursday, he dismissed claims suggesting that winning assembly elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh has paved BJP's way to another term at Centre, PTI reported.
He claimed that the victory in the Lok Sabha polls will be theirs.
"How can they (BJP) win? The victory in Lok Sabha polls is going to be ours, and it will be comprehensive," said the RJD supremo, who is a key figure in the INDIA coalition, with trademark aplomb.
The septuagenarian leader, who is a staunch ally of the Congress, also berated Union Home Minister Amit Shah over his much talked about speech on Jammu and Kashmir inside Parliament the day before.
Journalists had approached him with queries about the buoyancy in the BJP camp ever since it wrested Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh while retaining power in Madhya Pradesh, defying the incumbency factor.
He was also asked about Shah's speech inside the Lok Sabha on Wednesday when the Union Home Minister had asserted that PoK was a part of India and called for a declaration of ceasefire without taking control of the entire Kashmir, a "Nehruvian blunder".
"What does Amit Shah know? He has no knowledge of anything," said Prasad, who is known for pulling no punches while attacking his political adversaries.
The former chief minister of Bihar, who also held a cabinet berth in the first Manmohan Singh administration, added by way of twisting the knife, "Amit Shah is responsible for the violence we see in Jammu and Kashmir, and in PoK." Replying to another query, the RJD supremo said he was looking forward to attending the next meeting of INDIA, which was "likely to be held on December 17-18".