Patna: In the quest to stay relevant in Bihar politics, Lalu Prasad Yadav faces the dilemma of his life. On one hand are the people who devotedly supported his every act of crime and corruption even when courts convicted him. On the other hand he has self-styled anti-corruption flagbearer Arvind Kejriwal, who according to media reports is ready to take the anti-corruption movement in Bihar by campaigning for RJD.
This news has put the second layer of RJD leaders in spot. They are at loss of words to explain the core voters whether the party stands for corruption or against it. With the leadership getting confused and core voters getting disillusioned there is a growing fear of revolt in the ranks sooner or later.
Pappu Yadav, an RJD leader who is accused in multiple scams and murders openly questioned Lalu, “Joining hands with Nitish Kumar, who beat us black and blue in last state election, may still not hurt RJD’s political DNA. But how do we explain our voters about getting support from AAP? AAP takes pride in being against corruption and we do exact opposite. We all have seen the big banners in Delhi that say Kejriwal has reduced corruption in Delhi. If he does the same here, what will our kids eat? Lauki?”
Sensing the growing discomfort in party, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav called on Nitish Kumar to ensure that AAP is kept away from campaigning in 100 seats that RJD’s is fighting.
Meanwhile AAP supporters are not much bothered about Kejriwal’s decision to support an alliance comprising of RJD and Congress, two parties which were considered full of corrupt and criminals respectively.
“At least he is doing something. What is Modi doing except travelling abroad and taking selfies? Since Kejriwal has not kept any portfolio with him and Modi is not letting him do any other work, he is reviewing movies to kill time. So even if he goes to Bihar, no work will get stuck in Delhi,” remarked an ardent AAP supporter from Lajpat Nagar.