Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav met West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Monday afternoon and offered his full support to her in the coming assembly polls in Bengal.
“Many people from Bihar and other states reside in Bengal. I appeal to all people from Bihar to unitedly support Mamata Ji. I will use my full strength to support her. This election is about protecting Bengal and its culture, which is unique. This is a fight to save Bengal’s values. Our leader Lalu Prasad Ji wants this,” Yadav told presser shortly after meeting Banerjee.
“At a time when the nation’s ministers should be working hard to save the country and the people they are all camping in Bengal. The BJP is spreading lies. It is selling the assets of the nation, such as the railways and the Steel Authority of India,” he added.
The young leader arrived in Bengal two days ago and held meetings with party workers.
“In sharp contrast, Mamata ji was on the streets, helping people. No matter how much we praise her, it won’t be enough,” Yadav said.
The RJD will contest a few seats as an ally of the ruling Trinamool Congress.
Asked whether the RJD’s support to the TMC against which the Congress is contesting in Bengal, would affect his party’s political equations with Congress, RJD leader said, “Our alliance with Congress is in Bihar. These alliances depend on political situations which vary from region to region.”
While thanking to Yadav, Banerjee said: “I congratulate Tejashwi. He is a young leader. The BJP used all kinds of tricks to stop him from winning the Bihar elections. But I know he will lead Bihar very soon. The way Laloo Prasad Ji is suffering in jail is unfair. The BJP should get the message. Wherever Tejashwi is fighting, I am fighting. And where I am fighting, he is fighting. You (BJP) cannot win this election no matter how hard you control the media and how big you talk.”