Tejashwi Yadav hits back at BJP against ED raids
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Tejashwi Yadav, Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and the leader of RJD who along with his parents (former chief ministers Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi) faced raids by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Indian Railways’ Land for job scam recently has hit back at BJP.  

We are real socialist people. We have conscience, confidence and capacity to fight BJP’s lies and fake political cases against us. Listen RSS people, you have deceit and money power, then we have people’s power. 


His pinned tweet (of December 2017) sets the background:  

If Lalu had joined hands with BJP, he would have been Raja Harish Chandra of India today. The so-called fodder scam would have become a fraternity scam in two minutes if Lalu’s DNA had changed. 

What Tejaswi Yadav has meant is that there would not have any fodder scam case, or any conviction had Lalu Yadav allied with BJP implying cases against politicians in opposition are politically motivated.  

Most of the political leaders in opposition either allied with the BJP or made peace by some tacit understanding. For example, both Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati of UP are said to have covertly allied with the BJP.  

In Bihar, Nitish Kumar has been in and out of alliance with the BJP depending on need of the hour. On the other hand, Lalu Prasad Yadav is perhaps only politicians who always stood his ground and never allied with BJP for survival. He always remained anti-BJP.  

In the current political climate (in the background of forthcoming parliamentary election), nearly all political parties in opposition have accused BJP of using central enforcement and investigating agencies against them for political gains as indicated by the timing of the actions.  

Merit of the instant case notwithstanding, financing and operation of the electoral politics at the ground level in India is a complex domain. 




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