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Communal tension has increased during NDA rule: Lalu

Madhubani: RJD president Lalu Prasad today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying “communal tension has increased” in the country during the NDA rule.

“Communal tension has increased in the country during Narendra Modi’s rule. The PM did not rein in his party leaders making provocative communal statements. His hotheaded leaders earlier talked about sending Muslims to Pakistan, but instead of them, Narendra Modi himself went to Pakistan unannounced,” Prasad said.

The RJD chief was addressing the election meeting in support of Congress nominee for Harlakhi Assembly seat Mohammad Shabir.

The by-poll was necessitated due to the death of Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), an ally of the BJP, MLA Basant Kushwaha, a day before taking oath of the new House.

Criticising the NDA government at the Centre, Prasad highlighted lowering funds for important schemes like Indira Awas Yojna, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and those related to roads among others.

Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed, former Haryana minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav and state Congress chief and minister Ashok Choudhary also sought support for party nominee in the by-poll slated for February 13.