Lalu Prasad Meets Mulayam, Says Socialism Only Way To Take On BJP
Lucknow, August 2 (TNA) Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday called on Samajwadi Party (SP) founder Mulayam Singh Yadav. In a tweet, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief shared this information and said he had met the "senior most socialist leader of the country" Mulayam and enquired his well being.
He also said that during the meeting, in which SP chief Akhilesh Yadav was also present, they discussed the challenges faced by the country in form of unemployment, illiteracy, farmer unrest, problems faced by the poor and said that the biggest problems faced by the country were capitalism and communalism
Yadav further stated that these can only be taken care by promotion of socialist ideology and social justice which will ring in equality in the country.
Lalu and Mulayam were not the best of friends in their hey days as regional satraps and at one point when egged on by CPI (M) veteran Harikishan Singh Surjit, opposition leaders had okayed the name of Mulayam as the successor of HD Devegowda as prime minister of India, Lalu had scuttled the move. Time, ailments, political marginalisation and the meteoric rise of of the BJP under Narendra Modi, brought them together a few years back.