Patna, Jan 11: LJP president and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today predicted that RJD and other parties who opposed reservation for poor among upper castes, will score zero in Lok Sabha elections this year.
Mr Paswan told media persons here that RJD stood exposed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha during voting on bill brought in Parliament for providing reservation to poor among upper castes in government services. RJD had opposed the bill both in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and also voted against it, he remarked.
"RJD had been carrying out its agenda against upper castes since long as Mr Lalu Prasad used to instigate for wiping out the existence of upper castes when he was Chief Minister," LJP leader said adding that Bhura Baal Saaf Karo (wipe out upper castes) was his slogan when Mr Prasad was chief minister in early nineties. Even after more than two decades, the stand of RJD remained unchanged and it was reflected during voting on bill for upper castes reservation in Parliament, he maintained.
Mr Paswan said that RJD would have to bite the dust for its anti upper castes stand and the party would score zero in Lok Sabha elections this year. Senior leaders of RJD like Jagadanand Singh and Raghuvansh Prasad Singh were from upper castes and how would they seek votes from their community in Lok Sabha elections, he asked. (UNI)