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Tejashwi Yadav backs Rahul Gandhi for PM’s post

Published : Apr 27, 2019, 1:23 am IST
Updated : Apr 27, 2019, 5:46 am IST

RJD, being the largest party in Bihar, is contesting 19 seats and Congress has been given nine seats for the Lok Sabha elections.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav  (Photo: ANI/twitter)
 RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav (Photo: ANI/twitter)

Patna: After skipping three rallies of AICC president Rahul Gandhi, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav finally shared a stage with him in Bihar on Friday.

This was Mr Gandhi’s fourth political meeting in the state since poll dates were announced.

Both the leaders were in Samastipur to campaign for Congress nominee Dr Ashok Ram who has been pitted against Union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Pasw-an’s brother Ram Chan-dra Paswan.

During his speech, Mr Yadav urged the masses to vote for the Congress and make Mr Gandhi Prime Minister. “We don’t want a Prime Minister who has no time to visit poor people and favours only rich businessmen. We need a Prime Minister like Rahul Gandhi who talks about poor people and also meets them,” the RJD leader said.

He added, “If our Prime Minister calls himself a chowkidar, the people of Bihar are thanedars”

Mr Yadav’s absence from Mr Gandhi’s rallies earlier had triggered speculation of a rift in the grand alliance. Analysts on Friday said that both the leaders sharing a stage would present a picture of unity.

Mr Gandhi had earlier campaigned for grand alliance partner Jitan Ram Manjhi in Gaya and for Congress candidates Uday Singh in Purnea and Ranjeet Ranjan in Supaul.

RJD, being the largest party in Bihar, is contesting 19 seats and Congress has been given nine seats for the Lok Sabha elections.

Both the leaders also promised to implement the Nyay scheme immediately after the grand alliance is voted to power. Speaking about the issue, Mr Gandhi said, “The highest number of beneficiaries of the Nyay scheme would be from Bihar” and also assured that “the middle class would not be burdened with extra taxes”.

Mr Yadav while heaping praises for Mr Gandhi said, “He ensured that loans are waived after Congress won Assembly elections in three states. His Nyay scheme will benefit more people in Bihar”.

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Tags: rahul gandhi, tejashwi yadav
Location: India, Bihar, Patna