Updated: November 14, 2015 2:00:18 am
Madhepura MP and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) chief Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Friday issued an apology for making “undignified” claims of leaving politics in case RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s two sons won the Bihar Assembly elections.
“It is true that I had talked about the defeat of Lalu’s two sons in Bihar elections, and also spoke of quitting politics if they did not lose… definitely this claim was amaryadit (undignified),” he said in his Facebook account. “I should not have uttered such things for sons of any politician. I am hurt for making the undignified claim and apologise before you all.”
Pappu Yadav had spoken about the defeat of Lalu’s sons Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejaswi Yadav from Mahua and Raghopur seats, respectively. His party JAP had contested 101 seats in the Bihar polls but drew a blank.
Asked whether he would like to go back to Lalu’s party, Pappu Yadav said, “Going back to an old option is not possible for me.” Talking about his future course of action, he said he would try to take on the role of a true opposition to the Nitish-Lalu government in Bihar.
With PTI inputs
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