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Even Lalu would not have any objection to what I said: Gehlot on 'majboori' remark

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Hours after his "majboori" remark, today said his emphasis was on making the party self reliant and even chief would not have any objection to it.

Earlier today, Gehlot had said that it was a "majboori" for the to hold talks with parties like the and the JD(U) for an alliance in

"I did not mean that was in alliance with out of any compulsion. My emphasis was on the Congress making efforts to become self-reliant. I do not think even Lalu ji (RJD supremo) will have any objection to it," Gehlot told a channel.

The was responding to a query about his remark at a meeting with leaders of the Congress here earlier in the day.

The RJD had hit back saying they were themselves worried about the "bad shape in which the Congress is". working Kaukab Qadri, however, sought to downplay Gehlot's comments, saying they were misunderstood.

Reacting to Gehlot's comments, RJD national said, "Why only Bihar, the Congress is faced with a similar situation in many other states..."

"We hold the view that the Congress decimation is not good for Indian democracy. But the use of a word like compulsion by a seasoned like Gehlot is going to do no good to his workers," he said.

Deputy tweeted, "After all, the Congress had to give up its dream of bringing back to the grand alliance and acknowledge the compulsion to stay on in an alliance with a party mired in corruption."

"Both RJD and Congress are on the same page when it comes to corruption, dynasty rule and seeking power for amassing wealth instead of serving the poor. Both parties are envious of rapport the ruling JD (U) and BJP share," he claimed.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 00:20 IST