2014 Lok Sabha Elections: Lalu Slams Arvind Kejriwal, Narendra Modi

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By Karuna Chandwani | December 29, 2013 5:13 PM EST

A day after Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the Delhi CM, Rashtra Janata Dal (RJD) founder Lalu Prasad Yadav took a dig at him and the NDA prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

"Neither Arvind Kejriwal nor Narendra Modi stand a chance in front of Rahul Gandhi," Lalu told ANI while talking about the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

To which, BJP leader Kirti Azad reacted saying, "I think Lalu Yadav ji is going on his pseudo secularism trip, they have had policies in past where minorities suffer."

The Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had declared this month that the party will contest in the 2014 general elections, following their stunning show in the Delhi assembly polls, in which the party won 28 out of the total 70 seats.

After defeating three-time chief minister Shiela Dikshit by 25,000 votes in her constituency, AAP has promised to field candidates against Sonia Gandhi (Rae Bareli) and Modi for the 2014 polls.

"He (Kejriwal) is going to hold the worst record as a chief ministers. People who talk on corruption are most corrupt. In a month's time Delhi residents will know what sort of people they have elected," Lalu said later.

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas was quick to revert to Lalu's comments saying, "The country's real issues are hospitals, corruption, electricity not Modi, Kejriwal and Gandhi. Commenting on any statement made by Lalu Yadav is like degrading our political standards."

Meanwhile, the RJD leader is not the first to have disapproved Kejriwal. On Saturday, yoga guru Ramdev, an ardent follower of Modi, criticised the new Delhi CM.

"He didn't stick to his promise of neither lending nor taking support from any party. He went on to take support from the Congress. He also passed comments against Anna Hazare. The day they file an FIR against Sheila Dikshit, the support (with Congress) will end," Ramdev said.

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