Keshav Prasad visits Banke Bihari Temple, prays for BJP's win in 2019 election
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh) , Aug 27 : Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Sunday visited the Banke Bihari Temple here to pray for the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Talking to the media, Maurya took a dig at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's Patna rally and said, "Whether there is Akhilesh Yadav or Mamata Banerjee in the rally, it does not matter. With Banke Bihari's blessing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's magic will once again work here."
Earlier in July, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared that no one is capable to face and beat Prime Minister Modi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
He praised Prime Minister Modi, calling him the "biggest leader" in the country and added that "there is no one who can defeat him."
Interestingly, Kumar had taken a morally high ground in June 2013 when he broke his 17-year tie with the BJP over the naming of Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Since then, he was claiming that he will never join hands with BJP again, until July 26 when he resigned as the chief minister and ended two-year alliance with the RJD and the Congress over corruption charges against Lalu Prasad's son Tejashwi Yadav and formed the government in Bihar very next day with the BJP's support.