In the midst of the continuous tussle between the two big union accomplices before the assembly bypolls for two seats in Bihar, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday asserted Congress public president Sonia Gandhi called him on Tuesday night and requested that he join every one of the similar individuals against the BJP. Congress, then again, denied such talk and blamed RJD for making disarray in beginning of the bypolls.
The RJD and Congress are in constant conflict and both have engaged their contenders in the two assembly areas against JD(U) after the Lalu's party would not surrender Kusheshwar Asthan seat for the grand old party, which had contested the seat in the 2020 assembly election under the seat-dividing arrangement among the two and wrapped on second place. In reprisal, the Congress additionally handled its applicant from Tarapur, with its state unit announcing that their association was finished.
"Sonia Ji asked about my wellbeing. I told her that her party is an all-India party. She requested that I bring all similar individuals together and hold their meeting," Lalu told the journalists prior to leaving for campaign in the two communities on Wednesday.
In any case, Congress in-control for Bihar, Bhakta Charan Das, whom Lalu had called a "Bhakchonhar" (foolish individual), denied any such telephonic discussion between the RJD chief and Sonia Gandhi. "Such explanations (of Lalu)) have no importance. Many of the individuals attempt to make disarray in the battlefield and RJD is doing likewise. I'm the AICC in-control for Bihar and we are battling the bypolls according to guidance from our central leadership. Had any such discussions occurred, I would have been educated," said Das at a question and answer session held here in the evening.
He even spoke to the electors of Kusheshwar Asthan and Tarapur to not get misdirected by Lalu's assertion. He further said instead of lamenting now, Lalu ought to have called him and figured out the issue of seat distribution. "I had met Lalu ji a couple of months prior to enquire about his wellbeing. He might have called me to figure out the matter, yet snatched our seat," said Das.
To a media question whether he will meet Lalu when the last calls him, he answered, "After election, if he calls me, I will proceed to meet." On Lalu's commnent on him, Das said, "He can say anything he desires, yet Congress has educated us discipline and there is a culture in the party." Das further said, "Our battle is against both the RJD and JD(U). These two seats won't change the public authority, yet will bring another beam of expectation for Bihar."