Jailed Bihar politician Lalu Prasad Yadav heated up political campaigning for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections by releasing a dubsmash video on the PM Modi. On Saturday, dressed in a grey T-shirt, the RJD leader can be seen lip-syncing PM Modi's "acche din" slogans from a 2014 rally speech, in the 17-second video that was posted on Twitter. Even though one can see a backdrop of RJD, it is unclear where the video was shot.
The caption of the video read: "मुफ़्त में ले लो 15 लाख, अच्छे दिन और जुमला।"
(Take 15 lakh, ache din and Jumlas for free)
Meanwhile, Rabri Devi had claimed that Nitish Kumar offered to make her son Tejaswi Yadav Bihar's Chief Minister in 2020 Assembly elections on a condition that Mr Kumar be made Mahagathbandhan's prime ministerial candidate in the ongoing General elections.
The former Chief Minister said, "Nitish is not being valued by NDA, Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi and BJP. He is under BJP's pressure which is why he is coming back to us. Prashant Kishor came at least five times. Nitish Kumar had said that he wants to see Tejashwi as Chief Minister in 2020 if we (Mahagathbandhan) declare him the prime ministerial candidate".
Mr Kishor, who hails from Bihar, worked with Nitish Kumar during the Bihar assembly election in 2015. He formally joined the Janata Dal (United) in 2018 and has been credited with devising successful political campaigns for Nitish Kumar.
Speaking about the grand alliance (Mahagathbandhan) forged to defeat the BJP in Lok Sabha elections, Rabri Devi said: "Lalu ji is not here that is why I am saying 400 seats will come to Mahagathbandhan. Why Lalu ji is in jail? Why is he in jail? They did not find anything in Manju Verma case. He had no involvement in the fodder scam. He gave voice to poor people but despite being thankful to him, people blamed him for the scam."