Speaking in Bhojpuri at the meeting on Friday, Lalu said since he married at an early age in 1970's and at that time there was no ritual of 'jaimal' (exchange of garlands) so he did one now.

With his younger son Tej Pratap also on the dais, the people broke into laughter at the meeting that took place at Raipura in Garkha block of Saran district.

Lalu, who has been disqualified as Lok Sabha member and barred from contesting elections for 11 years after conviction in a fodder scam case, has fielded Rabri Devi from the Saran seat.

Rabri was earlier made the Bihar chief minister when Lalu went to jail in 1997 in a fodder scam case.

Lalu, who is presently out on bail, has given RJD ticket to his eldest daughter Misa Bharti for the Parliamentary constituency seat in Patna district.

Lalu had lost the Patliputra seat in 2009 at the hands of his friend-turned foe Ranjan Yadav.

Allocation of the Patliputra seat to daughter Misa led to revolt on Friday from all party posts.

 

(Agencies)

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