Congress chief Sonia Gandhi with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the Swabhiman Rally in Patna.
Patna: The LJP today claimed Congress president Sonia Gandhi was 'insulted' by the organisers at the Grand Secular Alliance's 'Swabhiman Rally' at Gandhi Maidan by making her speak before the leaders of JD(U) and RJD.
"One may not agree with the Congress ideology, but its president Sonia Gandhi deserves respect due to her seniority... but, she was not accorded respect by the organisers of 'Swabhiman Rally' and made to speak much before leaders of the JD(U) and RJD," Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ramvilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan, a member of Lok Sabha from Jamui, told reporters.
Mrs Gandhi spoke before Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad.
Mr Paswan also questioned the seating arrangement at the rally where Mrs Gandhi was made to sit next to the Chief Minister and given that it was a political function, she should have sat in the row of the presidents of attending political parties.