Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, speaking at a lunch event organized by his son and former Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav in appreciation of journalists and reporters of Bihar, predicted defeat for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat where first phase of the two-phase state elections ended yesterday.
"All speculations about the Gujarat election would soon come to an end when the Congress serves massive defeat to the BJP that is clearly struggling for every single vote," Yadav said.
Interestingly, Yadav had made similar prediction about the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls held earlier this year saying BJP was headed for a huge loss only to be proven wrong by the actual result in which the saffron party with its allies walked away with 324 seats out of a total of 403.
Facing a number of cases of corruption, the RJD President, who has entrusted his political fate in the hands of soothsayers and astrologers, said he has quit eating meat products since non-vegetarianism is not good for health.
Sources in the party, however, contradict Yadav's explanation about going full vegetarian saying the RJD chief stopped eating meat products at the advice of one of his new-found fortune-tellers.
As recalled, Yadav had once quit eating meat in the past only to return to non-vegetarianism after a few months saying the human body needed some meat to remain fit and healthy.
Meanwhile, Yadav's son and former Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav said that he would soon release a report card on the NDA government's performance since Nitish Kumar walked away from the Mahagathbandhan earlier July this year.
"We are going to expose this government of how the crime rate went up under the new NDA administration and how development came to a standstill since the Mahagathbandhan government was dissolved in Bihar," Tejaswi Yadav said adding he would go on a state-wide yatra to expose the failure of the current government after Makar Sankranti in January.