PATNA: In the backdrop of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and his LJP counterpart Ram Vilas Paswan trading charges over alleged spurt in crime in Bihar, the former today thanked the Union Minister for liking one of his tweets.
“Thank u Paswan Ji for endorsing my stand that Bihar is outperforming so called developed states ruled by BJP,” he tweeted.
Mr Paswan had reportedly liked Mr Prasad’s yesterday’s tweet praising the Grand Alliance government, in which his party is a partner, for registering a 15.6 per cent growth rate and outperforming the “so-called developed states” being ruled by ‘mangalraj wale’.
Mr Prasad used ‘mangalraj wale’ apparently to refer to BJP. “Tathakathik Vikshit Rajyon ko buri tarah pachharta hua Bihar 15.6 per cent vikas dar ke sath desh ka awwal rajya! Kahan hain mangalraj wale (as compared to so-called famous states, Bihar has registered a 15.6 per cent growth…),” the RJD supremo had tweeted.
The Union minister had repeatedly taken dig at the state government for the “deteriorating law and order situation” by claiming it to be “return of jungle raj”, an apparent reference to the crime situation in Bihar RJD’s rule between 1990-2005.