Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lalu says won't feel bad if denied Cabinet berth

20 May 2009,

NEW DELHI: With Congress reluctant to accommodate him in the new government, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday appeared resigned to his fate, saying he would not feel bad if he doesn't get a cabinet berth.

"Those who bring power to Delhi are worshipped. I did not get that power," Prasad, who was the railway minister in the previous UPA government, said referring to the drubbing the party received in the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar winning only four out of 40 seats.

"I would not feel bad if I am not offered a berth in the Cabinet," he told a news channel.

The RJD chief said he has pledged unconditional support to the Congress-led UPA government and has no qualms about not being part of the new government.

Asked about the future of the Fourth Front comprising RJD, LJP and Samajwadi Party, Prasad claimed that such a Front did not exist at all.

"There was no Fourth Front. We had an understanding with our alliance partners," he said.

To a question, he said he shared good relationship with Congress president Sonia Gandhi's family and would not like to say a single word against them.

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