"Inside or outside jail, Lalu Yadav does not impact politics in Bihar as such. After joining hands with Nitish Kumar in 2015, Lalu could get 80 seats.The numbers speak for it. "A three-year jail term for Lalu means that the BJP and JD(U) combine will get almost a freeway, if not a walk over. "According to our political assessment, there is no potential threat for NDA and for Modi in Bihar in 2019. We are not brining caste here, but it comes naturally in mind of the people when they see upper caste people getting away with everything," Manoj Jha, a senior RJD leader told ET.
Source: Economic Times January 03, 2018 04:18 UTC