Rajat Sharma

After Income Tax raids, Lalu resorts to political manoeuvres

On Wednesday, a large number of RJD supporters attacked the BJP party office in Patna, and scuffles ensued between the BJP and RJD workers. This was RJD supremo Lalu Prasad’s style of deflecting public attention from the Income Tax raids through political manoeuvres. A day before, when Income Tax authorities raided 21 locations to find out facts relating to spurious realty acquisitions made by Lalu Prasad and his kin, the RJD supremo furiously tweeted, describing himself as an “undefeatable warrior” and complimenting BJP on its “new alliance partners”. He was obliquely pointing towards Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s RJD, but he soon realized his mistake. He knew that BJP would not help in his hour of crisis and he would have to rely on help from Nitish Kumar, because his two sons may have to resign if chargesheets are filed. So he promptly tweeted “don’t rejoice too much, our alliance is unbreakable”. Wednesday’s protest by RJD workers outside BJP office was a step in that direction. Lalu Prasad now wants to give a political swing to the Income Tax woes that he and his family members will have to face.

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