Lalu backs Congress decision not to name Rahul as PM candidate

laluPATNA :  In his efforts to cosy up to the Congress for forming an alliance with it before the Lok Sabha election, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Friday backed the Congress decision of not naming Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate, saying it was in tune with the democratic tradition of the country.
“In democracy, people elect Members of Parliament who together elect a prime minister if a party secures majority… Congress has followed the tradition. So what wrong has it done?” Prasad told reporters. “Has Congress ever named a prime ministerial candidate in advance that it does this time?” he asked reporters who were questioning him on the matter.
Describing Rahul Gandhi as a “nice man”, the RJD chief, who is making efforts to forge an electoral alliance with the Congress for the coming Parliamentary elections, said BJP PM pick Narendra Modi was no where near the young Gandhi in terms of personality.
The RJD supremo came down heavily on Aam Admi Party and said through “absurd actions and utterances” they were taking the country on a “wrong” direction.
“Naya pyaj chilne wala aaya hain” (a new player has come and making tall claims), he said using a hindi proverb.
“He (Kejriwal) could not do a Janata Darbar and talks a lot of big things,” he said, taking potshots at him.
Prasad was talking to mediapersons after visiting a new eye hospital opened by AIIMS doctor Yashovardhan Azad here. Prasad got his eyes checked up at the facility.

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