In his first public speech in over three years, RJD national president Lalu Prasad Yadav said the country had been “pushed backwards” under the NDA government, it was facing an economic crisis, and attempts were underway to destroy its social harmony.
Yadav, who is being treated at AIIMS in New Delhi after being released on bail, said he would return to Patna soon, and “register his presence” in every district of Bihar.
“Our country has been pushed backwards. Ek taraf aarthik sankat, doosri taraf samajik tana-bana ko khandit kiya ja raha hai. Kabhi-kabhi naare lag rahe hain, ki Ayodhya ke baad ab Mathura… (Slogans are being raised demanding action in Mathura after Ayodhya),” Yadav told RJD workers during a video address to celebrate 25 years of the party.