Patna, Jul 12: Describing as “power-hungry” RJD chief Lalu Prasad and LJP counterpart Ram Vilas Paswan, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi today said they would continue to strive for ministerial berths despite not being included in today's exercise.
“Lalu and Paswan are people who will not be disappointed with today's exercise,” Modi told reporters reacting to the much-awaited reshuffle in the Union Ministry.
“Since there are no elections due in Bihar in the near future, Lalu and Paswan have been kept aside in the exercise ... Such type of reshuffle is never a one-time affair and may happen once again .... Therefore, the two will continue to strive for ministerial berths,” he said.
Reacting to the non-inclusion of any one from Bihar in the Union ministry in the reshuffle, he said, “It is a Congress' decision ... Bihar should have been given a place in the exercise as the party has two MPs from the state.
The two Congress MPs from Bihar are Meira Kumar elected from Sasaram and now Lok Sabha speaker and Md Asrarul Haque from Kishanganj. PTI