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Lalu's brother-in-law Sadhu Yadav to contest as an independent from Saran against Rabri Devi

Lalus brother-in-law Sadhu Yadav to contest as an independent from Saran against Rabri Devi
'I will fight Saran Lok Sabha election as an independent,' Yadav said.

Asked the reason behind the decision to fight the poll against his sister, Yadav who yielded considerable influence during previous RJD regime, said 'chunav ke samay janata me khulasa karege (I will reveal everything in front of public during election).'

When asked if it was not a surprising decision to have a political battle within the family, Yadav said 'siyasat me sab chalta hai (in politics its a common feature).'

The announcement by Sadhu Yadav to enter into the fray from Saran could spell trouble for Rabri Devi.

This is the seat from where her husband Lalu Prasad entered into electoral politics winning the parliamentary election for the first time in 1977 and where he was disqualified from recently after conviction in a fodder scam case.

Rabri Devi is already facing a stiff challenge from senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy. The seat will go to poll in the fifth phase on May 7.

Sadhu Yadav, the controversial brother-in-law of Lalu Prasad, called the shots during RJD rule in Bihar for 15 years from 1990 to 2005. He was considered the strength behind Prasad during the period. He, however, fell out with Prasad later on and was removed from the party during 2009 general election.

Yadav had unsuccessfully fought that election as Congress candidate from Bettiah. Congress also removed him recently after he met Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi at Ahmedabad.
PTI

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