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JD(U) asks Sharad Yadav not to attend Lalu Prasad's rally in Patna, says party doesn't want 'corrupt leaders'

New Delhi: The Janata Dal-United, which removed Sharad Yadav as its leader in the Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday asked the former party president not to attend Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's 'Desh Bachao' (Save the Country) rally in Patna on 27 August.

File image of Sharad Yadav. AFP

File image of Sharad Yadav. AFP

"We would request Sharadji not to attend Lalu's Desh Bachao rally in Patna on 27 August," JD-U spokesperson KC Tyagi told reporters in Delhi.

He also said that the JD(U) doesn't want Sharad Yadav to sit in the company of "corrupt leaders".

The JD(U) leader said the JD(U) was formed on the principles of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, Jayaprakash Narayan, Karpoori Thakur.

"All these leaders throughout their life fought against corruption and dynastic politics", he said.

"If he attends the meeting then it will be against the principles for which he fought for years", Tyagi added.

Lalu Prasad has called a mega rally of opposition parties on 27 August against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Patna.

Published Date: Aug 17, 2017 08:16 AM | Updated Date: Aug 17, 2017 08:16 AM

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