Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has vowed to uproot the incumbent Narendra Modi government at the Centre in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Addressing RJD party workers and leaders during the inaugural session of a three-day workshop organised to train them, Lalu appealed to leaders of all political parties to join hands and form an anti-BJP force in a bid to demolish the saffron party's government as the country was not safe in its hands.
"Forming a Bihar like Mahagathbandhan is the need of the hour and on the national level, I will forge a similar anti-BJP force and knock the Narendra Modi government out of position in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.....If Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha comes together, PM Modi will have to go", said Lalu Prasad.
'WE HAVE TO STOP COMMUNAL FORCES FROM SPREADING THEIR TENTACLES'
Speaking at a convention centre in Rajgir, Nalanda - the home district of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar - Lalu asserted that communal forces like the RSS were trying to vitiate the social harmony in the country by playing politics on issues like cow slaughter, "kabristan" and "shamshan".
"In order to protect the country, we have to stand to stop the communal forces from spreading their tentacles in the country", warned Lalu.
Taking a jibe at PM Modi's claims of a "56-inch chest", he slammed him over the killing of two Indian soldiers and the mutilation of their bodies.
"The PM claims that he has a 56-inch chest but we are seeing repeatedly that Pakistan is killing our soldiers and mutilating their bodies", said Lalu.
Trying to quell reports of differences between the alliance partners JD(U) and RJD, Lalu said that he and Nitish Kumar were united and the Mahagathbandhan government was firm.
"The Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar was firm and intact. Leaders who are speaking on issue of differences between JD(U) and RJD should desist from doing so", warned the RJD supremo.