Lalu Prasad Yadav files nomination for RJD chief's post

Lester Mason
November 13, 2017

Modi said that going by the track record of Lalu Prasad, it was definite that he would never offer any top post to someone outside his own family and therefore by declaring Tejashwi as the CM face of RJD, he was sending out a strong signal to senior leaders in the party to accept his son as their next leader. "Over 650 delegates from 21 states are likely to attend the party's national council meeting at S K Memorial Hall here on November 21".

Terming Modi government as "Hawabazi Wali Sarkar" (a government of hollow promises), RJD boss Lalu Prasad on Sunday demanded immediate rollback of goods and services tax (GST) and demonetisation, saying now people in the Union government too have realised that their decisions regarding note-ban and GST were "totally wrong". "Today, there is an Emergency-like situation in the country due to enforcement of GST", Lalu said.

Modi said with elections 3 years away, the RJD chief was trying to quell any voices of dissent to Tejashwi's candidature for the chief minister post. In the 2014 general elections, senior RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav, who was one of closest friends of Lalu Prasad, had left RJD and contested and won the election on a BJP ticket from Pataliputra constituency after he was not given a ticket by Lalu Prasad because he wanted Misa to contest from that seat. "Laluji will be elected our national president unopposed". But protests against a recent proposal to name the 29-year-old leader the CM candidate for Bihar's next Assembly polls reportedly forced Lalu to continue as the party chief.

The investigative agency had, in July, registered a corruption case against Lalu, his wife Rabri Devi, Tejashwi, Sarla Gupta, wife of Prem Chand Gupta, Vijay Kochar and Vinay Kochar, both directors of Messer's Sujata Hotel Private Limited, Messer's Delight Marketing Private Limited, P.K. Goel, the then Managing Directors, IRCTC and others under Section 120B read with Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 13 (2) read with Section 13 (1) d Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 in connection with the case.

"People have been hard hit by notebandi and GST, they are upset and anxious", said the former Bihar Chief Minister. "What is the surprise that he is set to become party president again".

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