"Modi has frightened senior leaders of his party so much that there is stampede like situation among them to leave the party to save their respect. He is going to destroy his own party," the former Bihar chief minister told reporters. (JPN/Agencies)
Lalu was referring to the dissatisfaction of senior BJP leaders Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Jaswant Singh, Lal Muni Chaubey and Chandra Mohan Rai over distribution of tickets in the party.
Singh and Chaubey have already filed nominations to contest as independent candidates from Barmer (Rajasthan) and Buxar (Bihar) Lok Sabha constituencies respectively.
"These communal forces are fighting among themselves. They will get destroyed. It is complete wave for the UPA in Bihar and elsewhere," he said.
Boasting about his own party, the RJD president said, "The houses of all other political parties are on fire, but see my party where everybody is quietly working for the public."
Lalu is campaigning in Khagaria, Bhagalpur and Banka districts on Thursday to seek votes for the RJD candidates.
Meanwhile, Modi also took a jibe at Lalu during his rally in Jharkhand on Thursday.
"There is a leader in Bihar now, who used to say Jharkhand will be created after my death. Where is he now? The message is that if there is strength in the government that is sitting in Delhi and its leader is decisive, decisions take place. Jharkhand is its living example,” he told a rally in Jharkhand’s Gumla district.
Lalu, who was the Chief Minister of Bihar when Jharkhand was created in 2000, has forged an alliance with Congress in Bihar for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
"Modi has frightened senior leaders of his party so much that there is stampede like situation among them to leave the party to save their respect. He is going to destroy his own party," the former Bihar chief minister told reporters.