New Delhi: “Dada and Didi have failed the people.”
This was how Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad vented his ire against the general and railway budgets in his inimitable style.
“Dada and Didi have failed the people. Both are concerned only about West Bengal. The county had seen Didi a few days back. Today it also saw Dada.
“Both are only concerned about Kolkata (West Bengal). They did not do anything for Bihar, which was neglected in both budgets,” the former railway minister, whose party also staged a walkout in protest against proposed duties related to petroleum products, told reporters outside Parliament.
Prasad said a “government which cannot check price is incompetent and an incompetent government has to be changed”.
Prasad, whose party is extending outside support to the government, said the government did not take any political party into confidence before presenting the budget.
Asked why he is opposing the proposals of a government which he is supporting from outside, Prasad said: “What do I do. They are increasing prices.”
He claimed the entire opposition is united on the issue.
“We have no trust on the Congress government and we will jointly protest,” he said.