Especially, the results of some of the key constituencies of Saran, Hajipur and Muzaffarpur are going to be quite important. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has already accelerated the campaign process in the state and held a mega rally in Muzaffarpur. The BJP leader also wooed the crowd in Chapra and Hajipur on Wednesday.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav’s wife Rabri Devi is contesting from Saran and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) supremo Ram Vilas Paswan from Hazipur.

Jai Narayan Nishad’s son Ajay Nishad is contesting from Muzaffarpur on BJP ticket and it needs to be mentioned here that the party workers are already upset with him.

This in turn has made several JD (U) workers turn to a Congress candidate Akhilesh Singh who defected from RJD to Congress has been learnt to be in good books of party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Considering all these factors, if Akhilesh emerges as the winner, this will seal off all hopes of Nishad.

As Lalu can’t contest the elections this time around, he has fielded his wife Rabri Devi, who unsuccessfully contested in the Assembly elections from two constituencies.

Lalu, however, won the Saran seat in the last Lok Sabha polls and if RJD loses the constituency this time, things would become quite difficult for the former Bihar chief minister to maintain the political heritage of his party.

It’s almost certain that several questions would surface over the drama witnessed in RJD over the Pataliputra constituency, an issue over which Lalu’s man Friday Ram Kripal Yadav defected to BJP after it was ‘decided’ that the party chief’s daughter Misa Bharti will contest from there.

Similar, the contest in Hajipur also assumes significance from certain considerations. The seat has been a stronghold of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan but he lost from here in 2009.

This time, when the JD (U) is believed to be trailing in several seats, if Pawan fails again, his credibility would be questioned. Besides, though the Yadav community is upset with Paswan for snapping ties with the Congress, the LJP supremo also has backing of other communities and is expected to benefit from Modi wave.

Electi0ns have already been conducted in 425 seats across the country and the trends can also be seen.

In such a scenario, the outcome on these three constituencies, apart from deciding the results can also increase or decrease the stature of several leaders.

JPN/Bureau

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