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Lalu convenes RJD meeting,to review poll performance

Stung by the debacle in the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar,RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has convened a meeting of the party in Patna.

Written by Agencies | Patna |
May 23, 2009 3:46:11 pm

Stung by the debacle in the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar,RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has convened a meeting of the party in Patna on May 28 to review it’s poor performance.

The meeting would be held at 10 Circular Road,official residence of Prasad’s wife and leader of the opposition in Bihar assembly Rabri Devi,party General Secretary and RJD spokesman Shyam Rajak said on Saturday.

Rajak,who lost the Jamui Lok Sabha seat,said besides party candidates,the meeting would be attended by RJD MLAs and MLCs to analyse the factors behind the party’s show. Prasad,who was in alliance with the Lok Janshakti Party of Ramvilas Paswan,had contested the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. The RJD had contested 28 seats this time but won only four while the LJP drew a blank. The RJD had won 22 seats and LJP four in 2004.

While Prasad retained the Saran seat by defeating his nearest BJP rival Rajiv Pratap Rudy with a margin of 51,815 votes,he lost the Pataliputra seat to his one time ‘friend and guide’ Ranjan Prasad Yadav of JD(U) by 23,541 votes.

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Other party leaders who emerged victorious were Raghuvansh Prasad Singh (Vaishali) and Uma Shanker Singh (Maharajganj).

Both Prasad and Paswan,after the poll debacle,had admitted that breaking of alliance with the Congress was a ‘big mistake’.

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