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Tejashwi for Grand Alliance to defeat BJP

IANS  |  Patna 

on Wednesday called for a at the national level to defeat the BJP and said there was a need for opposition leaders to shed their ego.

"A is the demand of time, it is the demand of the people. Keep your ego away," Yadav said as the BJP lost the seats of Phulpur and Gorakhpur in and Araria in

He said the and the BSP should fight the 2019 polls together and urged the to join them.

"There is a need to teach a lesson to those who have destroyed the country," Yadav said. The supported the in both Phulpur and Gorakhpur to avoid a split in opposition vote.

The Rashtriya had the backing of the in

He said the RJD's victory in Araria was not a victory of M-Y (Muslim Yadav) combination, but a victory of everyone -- "from A to Z".

The former Deputy Chief Minister, who led the RJD campaign as his is in jail, said his party's social support base was intact.

and downplayed the victory of the RJD, saying it was the result of sympathy votes in Lalu Prasad's favour.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 17:42 IST