Lalu Prasad Yadav plans to contest the upcoming Presidential election. However, he is not the RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal) chief.
A resident of Saran district, Yadav claims to have already booked a flight ticket to Delhi where he proposes to file his nomination papers on June 15. He had filed his nomination papers in 2017 as well when the contest was between the then Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.
My papers got rejected last time since they were not endorsed by a sufficient number of proposers. This time, I am better prepared, Yadav told PTI over the phone call.
A resident of Yadav Rahimpur village in the Maharashtra assembly segment of Saran, Yadav is young enough to be the son of the RJD president.
Yadav takes the derision on his chin and recalls with pride that the RJD supremo had blamed me for the defeat of his wife Rabri Devi in the Lok Sabha Polls in 2014.
Rabri Devi, a former CM herself, had contested from Saran which was previously represented by her husband who got disqualified following his conviction in the fodder scam in 2013.
She lost to the BJP’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy by a margin of around 50000 votes.
Lalu Prasad Yadav polled less than 10,000 votes and lost his deposit.
Yadav again jumped into the fray in the year 2019 and polled about 6000 votes.