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Pro-Mandal intellectuals vow to defeat Nitish-Lalu alliance

PTI 28 Jun 2015, 18:24:26 IST

Patna: Pro-Mandal Commission intellectuals today vowed to defeat candidates of JD(U)-RJD alliance in the Bihar Assembly elections scheduled in September-October this year and make all-out efforts to ensure victory of Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) and Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular).

At a meeting organised under the aegis of 'Mandal Vichar Manch' at the residence of former MP Ranjan Yadav, a one time close associate of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, several former ministers, parliamentarians, legislators, professors, doctors and high-ranking officials from all over the state participated.

JAP leader and rebel RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav and several leaders from HAM (Secular), floated by former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, were also present on the occasion.

"This was a meeting of people who believe in social justice and secularism. The poor belonging to Mandal Parivar did not receive the benefits which they should have got during the 15-year-reign of Prasad and 10 years of Kumar.

We discussed this and decided to make efforts to defeat the candidates of JD(U)-RJD and ensure the victory of JAP and HAM (Secular)," Ranjan Yadav told media persons. 

Speaking on the occasion Pappu Yadav accused Prasad and Kumar of insulting the Mahadalits, Yadavs and minorities in the state.

"Altogether 32,000 Yadavs died during the reign of Prasad and Kumar. I know about these things and there should be a CBI probe into this," he alleged.

Pappu, Lok Sabha member from Madhepura, also alleged that Kumar was against the minorities and claimed he had removed all ministers belonging to the minority community from his cabinet be it Jamshed Ashraf, Parveen Amanullah or Shahid Ali Khan.