Pat, Aug 26: A day ahead of his “grand” anti-BJP rally, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday appeared calm, confident and sure that hundreds of thousands would participate in the “BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao” rally. Rebel Jata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav, Trimool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, senior Congress leader Ghulam bi Azad will attend the rally here, a RJD leader said.
Sharad, Mamata, Akhilesh, Azad to attend Lalu’s anti-BJP rally
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has, however, refused to be part of the rally while Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is abroad. Lalu Prasad, clad in his usual white cotton vest and lungi, relaxing on a chair at his 10, Circular Road official bungalow, said: “I am sure and certain (of a massive gathering). Where is the question of doubt?. He said they have arrived with dry food like ‘sattu’ and ‘chura’. “Unlike other parties, my people are coming with their own arrangement of dry food,” he added. “We have also arranged food for them.” Lalu Prasad’s younger son Tejashwi Yadav, who has emerged as the new face of the RJD after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar dumped the Grand Alliance and joined hands with the BJP to form government in July, campaigned vigorously across the state to mobilize his supporters for the rally. (IANS)