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Will accept Rahul as leader: Lalu

IANS  |  New Delhi 

RJD chief on Thursday said his party has "certainly" accepted the leadership of and will try to get all non-parties together under the banner to defeat in the 2019 general

"We certainly accept (as the leader of the UPA). The is a national party... The country has accepted the Gandhi family because it has made sacrifices for the nation," told News18.

He was asked if the RJD would accept Gandhi's elevation as the President by virtue of which he may also come to head the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

Asked if other parties in the opposition combine would accept the 47-year-old Gandhi scion as UPA's Prime Ministerial candidate, the RJD chief said they would sit together and "discuss what the decides about it".

"All of us including (West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Chief) Mamata Banerjee, (President) Aklhilesh Yadavji, (Jharkhand former Chief Minister and JMM chief) Shibu Soren, (chief) Mayawati will sit together to discuss the decision of the It is not a tough task."

He said right now the opposition had a task to accord a farewell to the BJP in Gujarat. "We will see off from Gujarat. The BJP will get a jolt in Gujarat."

He said the BJP was dividing the country and "misleading the youth in the name of Ram and cow" as they were fearing the loss in Gujarat. "Now they are remembering the Ayodhya Ram."

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 19:04 IST
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