RJD to hold another ‘grand rally’ against Centre, state government


The RJD today said it would hold another ‘grand rally’ to mobilise the opposition parties against the NDA governments at the Centre and in Bihar.

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad told reporters here that the date for the rally would be announced after consultation with the other party leaders.

The RJD, which is the main opposition party in Bihar, had on August 27 organised a rally at the Gandhi Maidan here, which saw participation from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad among others.

Prasad said the JD(U) needed to take note that the Centre was in favour of holding the next Bihar Assembly election simultaneously with the Lok Sabha election.

“This would drastically cut short the life of the present Assembly in Bihar, which was elected in 2015, and the ruling JD(U) MLAs ought to take note of it,” he said.

Prasad and his family members are facing a probe into various corruption charges.