RJD accepts Rahul's leadership to dislodge Modi govt, says Lalu Dec 08, 2017 0 78 12345 IANSNew DelhiRJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said his party has"certainly"accepted the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and will try to get all non-NDA parties together under the Congress banner to defeat Modi government in the 2019 general election. "We certainly accept (Rahul Gandhi as the leader of the UPA). The Congress is a national party... The country has accepted the Gandhi family because it has made sacrifices for the nation,"Lalu Prasad told News18. He was asked if the RJD would accept Gandhi's elevation as the Congress President by virtue of which he may also come to head the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA). Asked if other parties in the opposition combine would accept the 47-year-old Gandhi scion as UPA's Prime Ministerial candidate, the RJD chief said they would sit together and"discuss what the Congress decides about it". "All of us including (West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Chief) Mamata Banerjee, (Samajwadi Party President) Aklhilesh Yadavji, (Jharkhand former Chief Minister and JMM chief) Shibu Soren, (Bahujan Samaj Party chief) Mayawati will sit together to discuss the decision of the Congress. It is not a tough task." Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Man burnt alive in Rajasthan for 'love jihad', accused held Dec 08, 2017 0 77 Kin of missing TN fishermen demand intensified search Dec 08, 2017 0 53 Kerala cyclone death toll hits 36 as 96 fishermen are still missing Dec 08, 2017 0 102 Congress suspends Aiyar from party over Modi 'neech' remark IANS New Delhi In a damage-control move, the Congress on Thursday night suspended senior party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar from its primary membership and slapped a show cause notice on him for his"neech"remark against .. Govt stand over Jerusalem shows servility, says CPI-M IANS New Delhi The Indian government's refusal to denounce the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital"shows the extent of servility of the Modi regime"to Washington, the CPI-M said on .. Muslim bodies slam US policy shift on Jerusalem IANS New Delhi A number of prominent Muslim organisations, including the Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), on Thursday condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital ..