File picture of Sharad Yadav. (Image: PTI)
The occasion has determined to contest the lone seat of Kurtha in the primary section and 50 seats in the second and third phases, the occasion’s nationwide basic secretary Arun Srivastava instructed reporters right here.
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Ignored by the RJD in addition to the Congress to make him half of Grand Alliance, former union minister Sharad Yadav-led Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) Monday introduced that it’ll contest 51 out of whole 243 meeting seats in Bihar by itself. The occasion has determined to contest the lone seat of Kurtha in the primary section and 50 seats in the second and third phases, partys nationwide basic secretary Arun Srivastava instructed reporters right here.
“The decision to contest assembly elections has been delayed because Sharad Yadav jee has not been keeping well and hence we could not take decision in time to field our candidates in the first phase, Srivastava said. “We are contesting elections to defend Sharad Yadavs legacy (virasat) in politics,” he asserted.
Though a native of Madhya Pradesh, Yadav, a socialist leader, has been fighting elections in Bihar either with the help of Lalu Prasad or Nitish Kumar since days of Mandal commission movement that led to reservation for the OBCs in the government jobs. Sharad Yadav had unsuccessfully contested from Madhepura Lok Sabha seat in Bihar in 2019 with the support of Lalu Prasad’s party. Before that in 2014 he had lost as JD(U) nominee to Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav of the RJD.
Neither RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav nor the Congress party took any interest in forging a formidable alliance of the secular forces to defeat BJP, Srivastava said. “Everyone is in putting in oneself because the Chief Minister as an alternative of defeating the BJP,” he stated.
“If all of the secular forces would have mixed collectively, they might have defeated Nitish Kumar and the BJP”, he said. He made it clear that the rumuor of Sharad Yadav joining JD(U) some months back was absolutely “unsuitable and baseless”.