RJD Chief Lalu Yadav slams PM Modi over reservation, exudes confidence in Mahagathbandhan

Speaking to reporters, the veteran leader asserted that the reservation system is based on social considerations, not religion.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of attempting to dismantle the reservation system in the country. Yadav’s remarks came as the crucial third phase of the Lok Sabha elections was underway across several states.

Speaking to reporters, the veteran leader asserted that the reservation system is based on social considerations, not religion. He claimed that PM Modi wants to abolish reservations, which were implemented following the recommendations of the Mandal Commission, a move that Yadav took pride in supporting.

Yadav, who has been a vocal advocate of reservation policies, emphasized the importance of social justice and affirmative action for marginalized communities. He dismissed the notion of reservations based on religious grounds, stating that such an approach would be a departure from the established principles.

The RJD chief also expressed confidence in the performance of the opposition Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) in the ongoing elections. Yadav, a seasoned political veteran, claimed that the third phase of voting was progressing favourably for the anti-BJP alliance, predicting that they would secure victories in all five seats where polling was held.

Yadav’s remarks came amid a high-decibel campaign by both the ruling BJP and the opposition parties, with leaders from across the political spectrum crisscrossing the country to woo voters. The issue of reservations has been a contentious topic, with various parties accusing each other of attempting to polarize voters along caste and religious lines.

As the Lok Sabha elections continue to unfold, Yadav’s comments are likely to resonate with a significant section of the electorate, particularly those belonging to socially and economically disadvantaged communities. His criticism of PM Modi and the BJP’s stance on reservations could potentially influence voter sentiments in certain regions.