On Thursday Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, leader of the opposition called on Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the latter’s residence in New Delhi and discussed a wide range of issues, including the political scenario in Bihar and the opposition unity.
40 minutes meeting holds significance in the light of RJD’s recent Bypoll win in Jokihat assembly constituency and its attempts to forge an anti-BJP front ahead of the 2009 general elections.
Tejashwi apprised Gandhi about the situation in Bihar and the issues that needed to be raised in the run-up to the polls, sources said.
The leader of the party also spoke of growing unease among people of the state against NDA government over poor governance and rising crime. The Centre’s denial of the special package as promised during 2014 poll campaign also came up during the meeting, RJD sources said.
They also discussed the need for strengthening the RJD-Congress alliance and working out a seat-sharing arrangement early so that candidates get enough time to campaign.
Sanjay Yadav, a close aide of the RJD leader said,”Tejashwi apprised the AICC president about the recent good performance by the RJD in Jokihat by poll and how secular forces were getting huge public support in Bihar”.
Senior RJD leader said that the party would soon launch a campaign against the state government to expose its alleged failures.