Patna, Apr 30: RJD President Lalu Prasad today came out in strong defence of Congress President Sonia Gandhi in AgustaWestland helicopter deal and attacked BJP for “trying to trap her”. “Sonia Gandhi is the ‘bahu’ (daughter-in-law) of the country. BJP is trying to trap her in the chopper deal,” Prasad told reporters after emerging from a meeting with JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar.(Also Read: AAP demands action against those involved in AgustaWestland chopper deal) Also Read - Focus on Solutions, Not Excuses: Sonia Gandhi Writes To PM Modi Over Fuel Price Hike

“It’s an attempt by the BJP to harass a ‘bhali aurat’ (nice woman) … This is too much,” he said. The RJD chief, whose party is a partner in the Grand Secular Alliance in Bihar with JD(U) and Congress, questioned the “insincerity” of NDA government in getting the helicopter deal probed in the two years of its rule. Criticising BJP and RSS, he said, “They are fountainhead of corruption.” Also Read - Delhi Congress Passes Resolution to Elect Rahul Gandhi as Party President with Immediate Effect

Earlier in the day, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) President Nitish Kumar had also attacked BJP-led NDA government over AgustaWestland helicopter deal. Also Read - Lalu Prasad Yadav Health Update: RJD Chief Stable, Tests COVID Negative, Airlifted to AIIMS in Delhi