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RJD, Cong. discuss poll strategy

Unfazed by the fact that his father and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief, Lalu Prasad, is in jail after being convicted in a fodder scam case, Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Tejashwi Yadav on Monday met Kaukab Quadri, president of the State unit of the Congress, the RJD’s alliance partner, to chalk out the future political strategy.

Mr. Quadri drove to 10 Circular Road to meet Mr. Yadav and they had a long closed-door meeting.

Party sources said the leaders discussed the political situation in view of the Lok Sabha election next year.

“Mr. Quadri met Mr. Tejaswi with a message from party chief Rahul Gandhi,” a Congress source said.

Mr. Yadav and the elder son of Mr. Prasad, Tej Pratap, are scheduled to embark on a State-wide Nyay Yatra (journey for justice) after the Makar Sankranti festival on January 14.

“We will take the message of Lalu Prasad he had conveyed in a letter before going to jail to the people of the State and let them know how he has been victimised by the conspiracy of the BJP and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar,” Mr. Yadav said.

At a meeting on Saturday party leaders were handed over copies of the two-page letter for use in the RJD campaign.

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