Lalu, Ram Vilas working overtime to ensure progenies’ victory
Patna,(BiharTimes): Rashtriya Janata Dal president, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan are working overtime to ensure the victory of daughter, Misa Bharati and son, Chirag Paswan respectively.
In fact both want to see their next generation win as the start of political career with defeat may not augur well for them in the future. They both want to establish their offspring in the coming election. Lalu is more keen to see daughter, Misa, win than wife, Rabri Devi, who is contesting from Saran, which he himself had been representing till he was disqualified after being convicted by the CBI court in September last.
Rabri is facing a stiff challenge from BJP’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy, while Misa seems to be on a relatively safe wicket in Patliputra. Both the constituencies have sizeable Yadav votes. But their presence in Patliputra is more than in Saran.
While there are two more strong Yadav candidates––Ranjan and Ram Kripal––the RJD supremo is leaving no stone unturned in Patliputra. He even managed to woo notorious Ritlal Yadav of Danapur to his side and made him one of the secretary generals of the party.
In Saran Rabri’s brother, Sadhu Yadav, too has jumped into the fray. There is no dearth of people who are saying that he has in fact been put up as an Independent by the BJP to divide the Yadav votes. After all Sadhu met Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad a few months back and still says that he wants him to become the prime minister of the country.
Rabri called his brother her enemy and said that he stands nowhere in contest. The other important candidate is Salim Parwez of Janata Dal (United). Though he may get some votes, the fact is that Salim, is not going to make any big impact.
Though Lalu won the 2009 Parliamentary election his wife, Rabri Devi, lost the 2010 Assembly election from the Sonepur segment.
Like Lalu his counterpart in the LJP, Ram Vilas Paswan, too is giving more importance to the victory of his son. Chirag, who is trying his luck against Janata Dal (United)’s Uday Narayan Chaudhary and RJD’s Sudhanshu Shekhar Bhaskar from Jamui reserved seat.
Ram Vilas is more concerned about Chirag’s victory than that of his own from Hajipur and brother, Ram Chandra Paswan from Samastipur.
Both Lalu and Ram Vilas fear that the start of the political innings with defeat would mar their future prospect. Senior leaders within the respective parties may resist their sudden rise to the top post in the party.
The problem with Chirag is that, unlike Misa, he has been in politics for last few years and thus need to prove his mettle. He has been made the chairman of the parliamentary board of the party.