Poll strategist Prashant Kishor dared RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today to tell the media what transpired during their talks, a day after former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi claimed that Kishor had met her husband with the proposal to merge the JD(U) and the RJD.
In a post on Twitter, Kishor came down heavily on Prasad for making "false claims".
Here are the details.
'Those convicted are claiming to be the custodians of truth'
Those convicted or facing charges of abuse of public office and misappropriation of funds are claiming to be the custodians of truth.@laluprasadrjd जी जब चाहें, मेरे साथ मीडिया के सामने बैठ जाएं, सबको पता चल जाएगा कि मेरे और उनके बीच क्या बात हुई और किसने किसको क्या ऑफर दिया।
Kishor dares Lalu to sit with him before the media
Kishor, who is the national vice-president of the Janata Dal (United), headed by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, dared the 70-year-old Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo to sit with him before the media and tell everybody what transpired during their meeting and who offered what.
If Kishor denies meeting Prasad, he's speaking "blatant lie": Rabri
Rabri Devi on Friday claimed that Kishor had met her husband Lalu Prasad with the proposal that the RJD and Nitish Kumar's JD(U) merge and the new entity thus formed declare its "prime ministerial candidate" ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
If Kishor denies having met Prasad with such a proposal, he is speaking a "blatant lie", she said.
No trust left in CM Nitish following his betrayal: Rabri
Speaking to media, the RJD national vice-president, who is also the leader of the opposition in the state legislative council, said, "I got infuriated and asked him to go away as I had no trust left in Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar following his betrayal."
Kumar had in 2017 walked out of the Grand Alliance and had re-joined the BJP-led NDA.
Kishor had worked with both Prasad and Kumar in 2015
Kishor had earlier termed as "bogus" the claim of Prasad in his recently published autobiography that Kumar wanted to return to the Grand Alliance, for which he had sent Kishor as his emissary to the RJD supremo.
Kishor had worked with both Kumar and Prasad as a strategist during the 2015 Bihar Assembly polls.
He formally joined the JD(U) in September last year.