KATIHAR, April 22 -- Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday attacked the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar, terming their rule during the previous government "jungle raj" and alleging that the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) sought to abolish reservations, which would push the state into the "lantern age".

Addressing a rally in Katihar, Shah said that former chief minister Lalu Prasad and the Congress opposed the Kalelkar Commission and Mandal Commission, and that the NDA was responsible for implementing reservations.

"I want to tell him (Lalu Yadav) that the same Congress opposed backward classes, suppressed the report of the Kakasaheb Kalelkar Commission report, and opposed the Mandal Commission report," Shah...