Using the occasion to attack BJP, Lalu said, "The coming Bihar Assembly elections are nothing but a 'dangal' (wrestling match). The entire country is watching it with keen interest. My wish is to have 'ghar wapsi' of BJP (send back)."

Prasad, who referred to the days when the saffron party had won just two seats in the 1984 Lok Sabha polls, slammed the BJP for shying away from declaring its 'face' for state polls, Prasad said.

"I am very politely asking the BJP not to indulge in hypocrisy. It should first declare its Chief Ministerial candidate and then contest the polls. (But) I will not be polite to it anymore from tomorrow," Prasad said.

"I am supporting Nitish Kumar and he will be our next Chief Minister after the polls," he further said. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was among the galaxy of leaders who descended at his residence in the state capital to extend birthday wishes to the RJD chief.

Prasad's wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi and sister-in-law Girija Devi assisted him in cutting the 68-pound cake weighing equal to his age.

The event assumed more significance in view of coming together of 'bade bhai' (Prasad) and 'chhote bhai' (Kumar) to take on a resurgent BJP in the Assembly polls scheduled in September-October.

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