Lalu surrounded by sycophants: Siddique

Patna: RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddique on Saturday night claimed his party boss Lalu Prasad was encircled by a coterie of "sycophants" and suggested he should come out of it for revitalising the party.

Addressing a meeting called by Prasad at 10 Circular Road here, he said, "The party should be freed from the clutches of sycophants and self-seekers. We want the revitalisation of RJD in Bihar for which we pledge support for Lalu."

Addressing the meeting, former chief minister Rabri Devi said she did not harbour any ambition to become the Leader of Opposition in Bihar Legislative Council by replacing Gulam Gaus. Rabri was declared elected unopposed to the council few days back.