Sharad Yadav apologises for Raje remark
Former Union minister Sharad Yadav on Saturday expressed regret for making personal remarks against Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje. “I apologise if my remarks have hurt her. I will write to her. I have old and family ties with Raje,” Yadav told reporters in Ranchi. The former minister was in Ranchi to meet ailing RJD supremo Lalu Prasad at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (Rims). Yadav had made an inappropriate comment on Raje during an election rally in Rajasthan. Raje had expressed shock over his remarks.
Speaking on the ongoing assembly polls, Yadav said people have rejected the BJP in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. “I have travelled across the country and sensed that people are tired of BJP’s communal politics. People from the minority, Dalit and tribal communities have suffered in the last four-and-half-years of Narendra Modi rule,” Yadav said. He added that “Implementations of demonetisation, GST and frequent incidents of mob lynching have affected the poor and the marginalised the most.”