Though it’s out in open that Lalu is campaigning hard in the 40 Lok Sabha seats, he is paying special attention to Pataliputra and Saran seats from where daughter Misa Bharti and wife Rabri Devi are contesting respectively.

It needs to be mentioned here that Lalu is struggling hard for both these seats with those individuals whom the RJD supremo gave major say in the party affairs. Before quitting RJD, Ram Kripal Yadav was considered as number 2 in the party.

Misa will have to take guard against Ram Kripal Yadav of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ranjan Prasad Yadav of Janata Dal (United). This time, some of the star campaigners of Lalu – Jagadanand, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Abdul Bari Siddiqui and Prabhunnath Singh are busy in their own campaigns.  

Few days back, taking pot-shots at Lalu, Chief Minister and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar said that there are some ‘wiring’ problems in RJD chief’s house, which often results in short-circuits. Nitish’s jibe was directed towards several MLAs leaving RJD.

But when Ram Kripal Yadav left RJD, apparently upset over not giving him ticket from Pataliputra seat, Nitish’s comments were proved true. On the other hand, Lalu’s brother in law Sadhu Yadav is contesting from Saran against his own sister Rabri Devi, wife of the RJD chief.

Lalu is slogging hard to take care of the prestige and reputation of his own family members. Since he has been convicted of his role in the infamous Fodder Scam, he can’t contest the elections and this has literally closed all political doors for him as of now.

Instead of getting bogged down, Lalu has accepted the changed situation as a challenge and is campaigning for his party almost single-handedly with confidence, added with a dash of his conventional brand of politics. Besides, people are also attending his rallies in large numbers.

JPN/Bureau

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