"Does Lalu have any compulsion? Yes, my compulsion is that I don't want to allow them (RSS-BJP) to come to power. This is the compulsion," said Prasad, rejecting speculation of any rift between him and Kumar.

"I want to assure the secular forces and the people of India that in this battle of Bihar, I am ready to gulp everything. Hum har tarah ka ghoont peene ko taiyar hain. Hum har tarah ka zehar peene ko taiyar hain. (I am ready to drink all types of poison)," said RJD chief .
Prasad said secular leaders keep meeting and that the alliance of RJD-JD(U) and Congress was needed to ensure the 'pack up' of BJP from Bihar.

When told metaphorically that he had to consume poison and Nitish had walked away with the nectar, the RJD chief quipped that Lord Shankar, who had consumed poison after 'Samudra Manthan' was called great and the 'poison' did not affect him.

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