Bhola Yadav, Lalu’s personal assistant for over two decades now, filed his nomination for the MLC seat.
According to the hospital, his condition is stable and the health check-up was scheduled well in advance.
In Lalu Prasad-Rabri Devi’s Saran, Prabhunath Singh’s son Randhir wins Chhapra prestige battle.
The RJD won three of the four seats it contested, while the JD(U) and the Congress won as many seats as they lost.
The outcome in Bihar could also be a pointer to the mood of the people ahead of next year’s assembly polls.
Lalu claimed that he was innocent and asked how many times should he be convicted for the same case.
JD(U) may positively react to Lalu’s suggestion in a bid to consolidate their combined vote bank to “corner” BJP.
RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav said his MLAs would vote for the two official candidates of the JD(U).
With a sizeable number of rebels turning against the party, the ruling party is facing threat to ensure victory of its two candidates.
Sources said there had been two attempts to test the waters for an alliance that would unite the non-BJP vote.
Bihar Congress wants to break alliance that ‘failed to fetch votes’, he insists tie-up stays.
Yadav also met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the evening and is learnt to have briefed her about the polls in Bihar.
JD(U) has fielded Anil Ram and BJP Janak Ram in Gopalganj, which became a reserved seat after delimitation.
BJP leaders were quick to react to the tweet and said Prasad was daydreaming about stopping their prime ministerial candidate.
“Amit Shah is a terrorist. He is the right hand man of Modi and behind riots in Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar,” said Lalu.