"Prasad should know that the RJD is not a monarchy in which one can nominate his successor," Yadav said at Jan Sambad rally organised by Yuva Shakti in Katihar district.

In democracy, the people are ultimate decision-makers, the RJD MP from Madhepura said. The RJD chief had said during the party's national executive meeting two days ago, "Let there be no doubt in anybody's mind about a successor in the RJD....it's my son only who will succeed me."

Though Pappu Yadav reminded the RJD chief of ignoring party workers' voice over merger, he took caution not to annoy him saying Prasad continued to be his leader.

Madhepura MP also alleged that he was insulted during RJD's national executive meeting right under the eyes of party supremo and he was not considered fit to sit on the front row as he was given a chair in the third row.

"I was heckled by party workers when I rose to speak at the crucial meeting at the behest of the RJD chief due to which I could not sleep for two nights," Yadav said.

The RJD MP, who has been backing the former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi ever since he was ousted by the JD(U), said Manjhi must be taken on board in the merged outfit with the Congress as he continues to remain a crucial factor in Bihar politics and could potentially have a say in the Assembly polls due later this year.

Pappu Yadav enjoys considerable clout in the Koshi region. He defeated JD(U) president Sharad Yadav from Madhepura, while his wife Raneet Ranjan won from neighbouring Supaul on the Congress ticket. His Yuva Shakti continues to launch stir against doctors charging exorbitant fees.

Earlier in February, the five-time-Lok Sabha MP met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, setting off speculation about his future course of action. The RJD strongman had said he was 'very satisfied' with his meeting with Modi who offered him all support.

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