Patna, Apr.15 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Railway Minister Lalu Yadav has said that there is now political power in the country capable of breaking the Yadav Front that includes himself, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan.
In an interview to Times Now, Lalu said: I will not respond to hypothetical situations. I can only say that the Yadav front is unbreakable. Those who want to join the NDA can do so, but we have kept all our options open as far as the Third Front is concerned."
Asked to comment about the NDA's oft repeated claim that it would win this year's general elections, Lalu said: "NDA is not going to win. We are all set to sweep the polls, specially in the north, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Earlier, Mulayam Singh, Ram Vilas Paswan and RJD fought elections separately. Therefore, we have support from all castes and communities. Now, when we are fighting elections together, many parties are in trouble."
On Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar claiming that he had achieved a lot for the state in the last four years, Yadav said: "Nitish Kumar has done nothing for the people of Bihar. Certain media have over- exaggerated the work of Nitish Kumar. The only area where work has been done is Railways."
When asked whether there is a possibility of a pre- poll negotiation with the Congress, he said: "Congress had made it clear that it will not indulge in pre- poll alliance. So, it was understood that the Congress wants to fight alone. Samajwadi Party helped the UPA government without intervening in the Cabinet. Mulayam Singh Yadav was offering 17 seats to Congress but the Congress is strengthening itself for the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
He also refuted suggestions that there were bitter relations with the Third front, especially the CPI(M).
"Their ideology is different, yet they are not against us. We are part and parcel of the UPA and we have no links with the Third Front. Before speculating anything, let's wait for the results," he said.
When asked whether he still nurtured ambitions of being the country's Prime Minister some day, Lalu said: "My only aim is not to become the Prime Minister. To destroy the communal forces is my first goal. I want to see India as a single mirror in which smiles of all castes and communities are reflected. But one day, even I want to become the Prime Minister of India."
When asked who he thought could be the most brilliant Prime Minister - Sharad Pawar, Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav or Lalu Prasad Yadav? he sarcastically remarked "Everyone except me is brilliant." (ANI)