'UP, Bihar will decide who will assume power at the Centre'
Tejashwi Yadav meets Mayawati
Lucknow: Stressing the message of BSP-SP alliance has gone down well throughout the country, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav Monday said Uttar Pradesh and Bihar would decide who will be in power at the Centre after the Lok Sabha polls.
"It is not just UP but the entire country where the message of the alliance has gone...(now) the people of UP and Bihar will decide as to who will come to power at the Centre," Tejashwi told newspersons here after meeting SP president Akhilesh Yadav.
The RJD leader had met BSP supremo Mayawati here Sunday night.
"In UP there are 80 seats while Bihar has 40 Lok Sabha seats...along with Jharkhand which has 14 seats a major chunk of 134 seats are in these states...The BJP has around 115 seats of these...with an alliance in these states, the BJP will lose 100 seats," Tejashwi claimed.
Asserting that people are not happy with the saffron party, he said they had also come to "cheat" Bihar, with the prime minister promising special package.
He also referred to "CM chacha" (Nitesh Kumar) going with the BJP after breaking the alliance with RJD.
"This step of the BSP and the SP is going to be hailed in later stages," he said, adding that it will prevent the country from going into the "clutches" of the RSS.
Tejashwi said his visit to congratulate the BSP and the SP was in fact realisation of the dream visualised by RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Claiming there is undeclared Emergency in the country, he said all constitutional institutions are being damaged to serve personal interests, and there is also an effort to replace the Constitution by MS Golwalkar's (RSS leader) "Bunch of Thoughts" and the "Nagpuri law".
Tejashwi also referred to the CBI and the ED saying that his family and he, even when he was 13 years old, has been facing cases but stressed there was no need to compromise and instead fight against them.