Lucknow: In Lucknow, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday trained his guns at the BJP again. He said, “The CBI and the ED are no longer agencies, they have now become alliance partners of the BJP. Lalu ji is in jail only because Modi ji saw him as a threat.”

Happy with the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Tejashwi said, “I congratulate Mayawati ji and Akhilesh ji for forging this alliance in the national interest. It was necessary in the light of the situation in the country right now. Those who were slaves of British are in power right now,” he said at a joint press conference with Akhilesh in the state capital.

However, the alliance has kept the Congress out. To that, Yadav said, “Samajwadi Party and BSP are enough to beat Modi ji, the by-elections are also an indication of it. You can also read Rahul ji’s statement, he has said, “The BJP is not going to get seats here…who is in an alliance is not important.”

On Sunday, Yadav had said that the BJP does not stand a chance to come back into power in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 and will be whitewashed in politically important Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

His comments came after a meeting with BSP chief Mayawati at her residence in Lucknow.