Lalu Prasad Yadav attacks Arvind Kejriwal-17.10.2012-
Lalu Prasad Yadav dubs Arvind Kejriwal as 'agent of America'-10.11.2012
RJD president Lalu Prasad today hit out at IAC activist Arvind Kejriwal and dubbed him an 'agent of America'.
"Kejriwal is an agent of America who on the pretext of running an NGO is dancing to the tunes that country," Prasad said while addressing his 'Parivartan rally' here.
Coming down on Kejriwal and BJP President Nitin Gadkari, he said they were 'mentally ill' and need to get 'cured' at Baba Ramdev's yoga camp.
Prasad also criticised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and said he was 'faking' that he was a secular leader and people were now flocking to 'Parivartan rally' as they had seen his real face.
"After taking training from me he has gone to sit on the laps of the communal RSS," the RJD leader said referring to Kumar's days in erstwhile Janata Dal.
Today's rally was also addressed by former union ministers Raghubansh Prasad Singh and Mohammad Taslimuddin besides state RJD chief Ramchandra Purbe and party MLA Ashrul Imam.
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My aim is to stop Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal at any cost: Lalu Yadav-22.02.2014
Will Kejriwal and Lalu Yadav Become Chief Minister Once Again?
Congress Party is going to take suicidal step by once again extending support to Aam Admi Party leader Sri Arvind Kejriwal in formation of Delhi government. As of now, sad position is that Congress Party has come down below 50 seats in Lok Sabha election and if they allow Arvind Kejriwal to form Government once again with their outside support, there is no doubt to me that Aam Admi Party will become number two national party after BJP and Congress Party will be totally finished from national picture.
'Kejriwal's anarchism better than Congress, BJP's status quo': K C Tyagi
Says protests like these can solve people's problems in the long run-22.01.2014
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader K C Tyagi on Wednesday defended the protest held by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to suspend the erring police officials, and said that he preferred Kejriwal's anarchism to Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) status quo.
"There can be disagreement on the language and execution of a protest. But I prefer Kejriwal's anarchism to Congress and BJP's status quo," he said.
"I understand that the protest created problems for the people. To solve the problems of the public, sometimes protests create difficulties for the public. But in the long run, protests like these are taken up to solve people's problems," he added.
Earlier on Tuesday, Kejriwal called off his protest outside the Rail Bhawan, after the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung appealed to end their protest.
Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has been protesting against the suspension of Delhi cops, who are accused by his administration of dereliction of duty.
Terming this as people's victory, Kejriwal said he will continue to work for women's protection in the capital.
Addressing his supporters, Kejriwal said, "Considering the Republic Day preparations and issue of national security, the Lieutenant Governor (LG) appealed to us to end our dharna."
"They have partially accepted our demands. They have decided to send police officials of Paharganj and Malviya Nagar on leave. The police have also arrested the culprits involved in the case of women in Sagarpur, who was burned," he added.
He also apologized to the people for the inconvenience caused to them due to shutting of the Metro stations, and also condemned action taken by police, which got people injured during the protest.
JD(U) backs AAP in Delhi, angers Janata Parivar-Hindustan Times-27.01.2015
The Janata Dal (United) has decided to support the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi polls in spite of fielding six candidates of its own, creating confusion within its ranks and further jeopardising a proposed grand Janata alliance.
The move upset the Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Samajwadi Party, all of whom are contesting the February 7 elections.
"JD(U) will support Arvind Kejriwal’s party and senior leader Nitish Kumar will canvass for AAP candidates", state party president Bashistha Narayan Singh said.
Though the JD(U)had tied up with the Congress in Bihar, it was free to chart a different political course elsewhere, Singh said. Party president Sharad Yadav said his party and AAP were on the same side on the issue of pressurising poor people with money and alcohol. He also defended Kejriwal for his comment asking voters to take money from other parties and vote for AAP
"I don’t think Kejriwal encouraged to voters to take bribes", Yadav said, asking for a review of an Election Commission notice to the AAP chief.
JD(U) national general secretary K C Tyagi, however, said no final decision had been taken yet on supporting the two-year-old party in Delhi.
"Both the SP and RJD have fielded candidates. In such a situation, we haven’t yet taken a decision to support the AAP", Tyagi said. The issue also put a question mark on the possible merger of six constituents of the erstwhile Janata parivar as RJD chief Lalu Prasad has already decided to campaign for the Congress in the Delhi polls. The Congress has asked its central leadership to review its support to the Jitan Ram Manjhi government in Bihar.
JD(U) support for AAP leaves Cong. fuming-The Hindu-28.01.2015
The decision of the Janata Dal (United) to extend support to the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly elections echoed during the Congress party’s four-day chintan-shivir in Patna on Tuesday.
AICC member and chief spokesman of State Congress Prem Chandra Mishra expressed unhappiness over Nitish Kumar campaigning for Arvind Kejriwal.
Mr. Mishra had earlier said that if Mr. Kumar went ahead with his decision, the Congress central leadership may be forced to review its decision of continuing its support to the JD(U) in Bihar.
Meanwhile, JD(U) national general secretary K.C. Tyagi had said that the party’s decision wasn’t final. “The Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) have fielded candidates in Delhi and in such a condition, the JD(U) canvassing for the AAP could not do better... we have kept the decision to support the AAP on hold,” Mr. Tyagi said.
However, JD(U) president Basistha Narayan Singh told PTI that the party will go ahead and back the AAP in the Delhi Assembly polls. “The JD(U) will support the Aam Admi Party of Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi,” Mr. Singh said.
Brushing away the Congress’s unhappiness, Mr. Singh said that the JD(U) had ties with the party only in Bihar and outside the State they were free to chart a different course.
While describing JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar as a mature leader, Mr. Mishra hoped that he would display the high standard of his political stand and would not do anything which would hurt feelings of the Congress.