JD(U) appeals to adopt Bihar model for Lok Sabha election

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Patna, Apr 6 (UNI) The JD(U) today appealed to the leaders of the NDA to adopt the Bihar model for contesting the Lok Sabha elections.

Party national general secretary-cum-spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Shivanand Tiwari told newspersons here that the Gujarat model was being discussed in the political corridors for the Parliamentray elections and added that the Bihar model brought immense success to the NDA as by adopting it the alliance got success in all six by-elections held here.

He hoped that the Bihar model would open the doors of the NDA for its alliance partners like Telugu Desam Party which had abandoned it.

Referring to the cultural and traditional variations of the country, he said a model similar to that of the Bihar model, working on the policy of coordination by accomodating each and every section of the society, would be more viable to go to the electoral battle for seeking referendum to run the nation.

Lauding the efforts of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for development, he said the state's development was a big challenge and now the state was rolling forward on the developmental track and its image had transformed positively.

The Gujarat model was discussed just because of the developmental work taken up there, he said, adding that Bihar's development was more difficult.

He lambasted the Centre for the rising prices, saying that it would wipe out the Congress in the elections.

''The shrinking breads in the plates would pave the way for ouster of the Congress,'' he said, adding that the Centre's budget was nothing but a populist stand of the Congress-led UPA government which would collapse automatically under the heavy burden of escalating prices of almost all commodities.

To a query regarding Cabinet expansion at the Centre, Mr Tiwari criticised his ''friend-turned-foe'' Railway Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad.

He alleged that Mr Prasad was so powerful at the Centre that he could get a person from his party inducted into the Ministry even after exhausting his party's quota.

He said Mr Prasad was however ''powerless'' on the issues of development of Bihar and victimisation of Biharis in Mahatrashtra.

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