In a joint press conference with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday extend support to SP-BJP alliance and said that it will wipe out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. "There are 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP and 40 in Bihar. After this alliance, the BJP will lose at least 100 seats. We have seen that the BJP lost Lok Sabha bypolls last years because of this alliance," the former deputy chief minister of Bihar said while addressing a press conference in Lucknow.
The RJD leader also slammed the BJP is using its influence to arm-twist investigating agencies. He went on to say that the veteran RJD leader Lalu Prasad is in jail because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "CBI and ED are no longer agencies, they have now become alliance partners of BJP. Lalu ji is in jail only because Modi Ji saw him as a threat," he was quoted as saying by ANI.
He also reiterated Congress President Rahul Gandhi's assertion that the sole motive of the alliance between the opposition parties was to oust the Bharatiya Janata Party. "The SP-BSP alliance is historic and it will show the way not just in UP or Bihar but will also decide who comes to power in Delhi," said Tejashwi, who met Mayawati yesterday.
The RJD leader also flayed PM Modi for denying special status to Bihar despite repeatedly promising it. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav too slammed the Modi government for only making hollow promises.
"Despite our repeated demands for a bullet train connecting Delhi with Kolkata via UP, Bihar, and Jharkhand, Modi shamelessly gave the bullet train to his home state connecting Mumbai," said Akhilesh Yadav.
Earlier, Tejashwi on Sunday met Mayawati at her residence and offered his support to the SP-BSP alliance. “The BJP does not stand a chance to come back into power and will be whitewashed in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar,” the RJD leader said after meeting Mayawati.
"There is an atmosphere today where they (BJP) want to scrap Baba Saheb's constitution & implement 'Nagpur laws'...They won't win even 1 seat in UP, SP-BSP alliance will win all seats," he added.
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Lucknow: CBI and ED are no longer agencies, they have now become alliance partners of BJP.Lalu ji is in jail only because Modi ji saw him as a threat pic.twitter.com/QwYyF9yKkl— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 14, 2019
CBI and ED are no longer agencies, they have now become alliance partners of BJP.Lalu ji is in jail only because Modi ji saw him as a threat, says Tejashwi Yadav
Lalu Yadav is in jail because Narendra Modi considers him a threat, says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Lucknow: I congratulate Mayawati ji and Akhilesh ji for forging this alliance in national interest. It was necessary in light of the situation in the country right now. Those who were slaves of British are in power right now pic.twitter.com/GcVwD3nryq— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 14, 2019
I have faith in voters of Uttar Pradesh that in coming days the will support the SP-BSP alliance. People of UP and Bihar will decide who will rule in Delhi, said Tejashwi Yadav
Tejashwi Yadav on Congress not part of UP alliance: Samajwadi Party and BSP are enough to beat Modi ji, the by elections are also an indication of it. You can also read Rahul ji's statement, he has said 'BJP is not going to get seats here, who is in alliance is not important' pic.twitter.com/E3JrivIPCI— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 14, 2019
We are assured that the BJP will be whitewashed from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, says Tejashwi Yadav