Lalu Prasad Yadav slams Nitish Kumar at first major rally, calls him 'parrot' of RSS, BJP

LaluLalu Prasad today addressed his first major rally in Bihar in a decade. (Reuters)

In a bid to fight his way back out of political wilderness, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today addressed his first major rally in Bihar in a decade during which he called Chief Minister Nitish Kumar a "dictator" whose "downfall" has begun and a "parrot" of RSS and BJP.

65-year-old Prasad, who is seeking popular support to regain power, spewed venom on his bete noire on a wide range of issues and said the beginning of the end of the NDA government in Bihar had started due to "growing disgust of the people with their present rulers".

The former chief Minister, whose RJD ruled Bihar for 15 uniterrupted years till 2005 before being decimated by Nitish Kumar-led JD(U)-BJP alliance, was addressing the 'Parivartan Rally' at the historic Gandhi Maidan here in a show of strength. A large crowd gathered at the venue where the temperature soared past 40 degree celsius.

"Nitish Kumar is behaving like a parrot sitting in the lap of BJP and RSS. He is the parrot of RSS. Their downfall will be because of their own deeds. Their downfall has started and nobody will come to save them at all," he said.

The ebulient RJD strongman had travelled across the state asking people to join the rally, which has sparked political mudslinging between RJD and the ruling NDA.

The rally was also utilised for putting the spotlight on Lalu's two sons Tej Pratap and Tejaswi Yadav.

"Nitish Kumar is a dictator. I will throw him out of power," he said to a thunderous applause, as he peppered his speech with his rustic humour.

Contrary to tall claims of the Chief Minister, the people of Bihar are reeling under surging crime graph and corruption during the NDA rule and they have started

expressing their disgust with their rulers by way of protest throughout the state, Prasad said.

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