March 27, 2009 9:03:59 am
The Mangalorean,who made Bihar his home after he first won the Muzaffarpur seat in 1977,on Thursday said in front of the camera: Main chunav ladunga (I will contest election). Fernandes is expected to file his nomination papers on April 1.
Shocked at the patriarchs decision,Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said: I have nothing to say. But one thing is clear,that an RJD leader had been by Georges side for last two days at Muzaffarpur. He was referring to former RJD MLA Dinesh Yadav. Ramjivan Singh,who quit JD(U) on Wednesday,was also seen with Fernandes.
At the socialist leaders press meet on Thursday,his supporters did most of the talking,often explaining and repeating questions to Fernandes. George was critical of his wife Leila Kabir,who justified the JD(U) decision not to field him. Fernandes asked: Who is she to decide on my political career? He did not spare even Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav,calling them despots. The JD(U),however,has made it clear that there would be no rethink on ticket distribution.
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