Patna: Rebel leader Sharad Yadav on Sunday shared a stage for the first time with RJD chief Lalu Prasad at an anti-BJP rally, ignoring the JD (U)’s warning not to attend it.
Sharad Yadav, a former Janata Dal(United) president, joined the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) at its ‘Desh Bachao, BJP Bhagao’ rally at Gandhi Maidan here.
Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, former Uttar Pradesh CM and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also attended the rally.
Significantly BSP chief Mayawati skipped the rally. Congress president Sonia Gandhi and VP Rahul too were absent.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the rally at Gandhi Maidan, where a total of 64 CCTV cameras have been installed.