Lalu, Nitish indulge in caste politics: Paswan

Patna : Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Saturday accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD president Lalu Prasad of trying to divide the society by “indulging in caste politics” and asked NDA supporters to rise above it.

“Kumar and Prasad both are indulging in caste politics. They are fanning the fire of casteism with various means including their language and at the expense of jailed MLA Anant Singh. People should be aware of this,” Union Food, Public Distribution, Consumer Affairs Minister said, reports PTI.

Union Ministers Ram Vilas Paswan, Ram Kripal Yadav and senior BJP leader of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi attacked the two in a public meeting here to canvass support for NDA candidates for the July 7 Legislative Council polls.

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president urged supporters of all NDA constituents to ensure victory of all 24 candidates by putting up a united front ignoring differences based on caste and religion. “It’s time to leave caste and religion behind. How long will you rule on this basis,” Paswan asked. Charging Kumar and Prasad with hypocrisy, he alleged that Prasad asks the poor to travel on ‘tamtam’ (light single-horse drawn carriage) but keeps 25 a/c vehicles at his residence for himself.

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