In his first public appearance after almost 3 years, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday virtually addressed the party workers on its 25th foundation day.
Lalu Prasad Yadav was in jail in connection with the fodder scam. Now, he is out on bail. As the RJD is celebrating its silver jubilee on July 5, the party chief’s face is back on banners and holdings across Patna.
In his virtual address to the party workers, Yadav regretted for not being physically present with the party workers during the Bihar Assembly polls 2019 and congratulated everyone for bringing the RJD to its current status.
Showering praise on his two son, Yadav said if Tejashwi and Rabri were not there, he would have ended up and died in Ranchi. In his virtual address, he said Dr Rakesh Yadav is treating him and he register his presence in every district of Patna. He also said that the RJD have the power of the people, minorities, Dalits, backward, most backward poor are all with the party.
Talking about his journey to form the RJD, Yadav said when everyone had been separated from the Janata Dal, he had also got separated from the party. After that, he had conducted a meeting with his colleagues in Bihar Bhawan and formed the party – the Rashtriya Janata Dal. He had also called Ramkrishna Hegde at that time to named the party. Since then, the RJD have been fighting for the constitutional rights of the people.
Yadav said the party have fought for the implementation of Mandal Commission but the then government thrashed the party workers and the party workers including Jannayak Karpoori Thakur were arrested from India Gate. The party did not give up as JP Babu had said that the entire revolution is for the people sitting at the last row of society.
Slamming the Centre’s poor Covid handling and mismanagement, the RJD chief said the country has gone back thousands of years. Public meetings are not allowed in view of Centre’s Covid protocols, the Covid third wave is about to come and the number of deaths due to Covid cannot be counted, he said.
Yadav said there have been uncountable deaths not only in Bihar’s village area but also in the city due to lack of medical treatment. He promised that they would continue to work for strengthening the social fabric.
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