Patna, July 12: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would taste defeat in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls and said that he backs the opinion of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha that the verdict of the MLC elections is not in favour of anyone.
“The BJP will be finished in the elections here. So, whatever Shatrugan Sinha ji said is absolutely correct,” he told ANI here.
Yadav also challenged the BJP-led NDA to declare its chief ministerial candidate for the assembly polls.
“What problem is there, if they declare Ram Vilas Paswan as their chief ministerial candidate, it is for the BJP to decide.We asked them so many times but they did not say a word on this (to disclose the chief ministerial candidate),” he said.
Sinha had earlier said the result of the MLC elections in Bihar has not gone in favour of any party.
“In elections like these, there are various reasons as to why the candidates win, some are even made to win. The assembly elections is not the same, it is a different ball game altogether. As I have already said, the election result has not gone in anyone’s favour. So, let’s not think too much over it,” he added.
Sinha had also said that the NDA has many chief ministerial candidates, including the likes of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) supremo Ram Vilas Paswan. He, however, added that the party high command would take a final call in this regard.
The BJP-led NDA won 13 out of 24 seats in the MLC polls, the results of which were declared on Friday.