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RJD flays Bihar BJP chief over remarks on Araria by-poll

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The Rashtriya today lashed out at the over a controversial remark made by the saffron party's that victory of RJD candidate in the upcoming by-poll would make it a "safe haven" for the terror group

State had said at a rally earlier today that "if (RJD candidate) wins this election, will become a safe haven for the The victory of our candidate will, on the other hand, give rise to patriotic fervour".

Rai had also attacked the Lalu Prasad-headed RJD for its "failure to speak up against those indulging in cow slaughter...".

The comments came on the last day of campaigning for the by-elections, which has been necessitated by the death of Sarfaraz's father

Terming Rai's remarks as "outrageous", RJD national vice told that the statement shows the "desperation in the BJP, which is faced with the possibility of a defeat in Araria".

Voting will be held for the Lok Sabha seat, along with segments on March 11.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 22:35 IST