March 18, 2009 2:19:59 am
Notwithstanding Lalu Prasad Yadavs stern warning to rebels,including his brother-in-law Sadhu Yadav,the situation at Ground Zero indicates that the RJD chief might have bitten more than he could chew.
As if Sadhus open defiance against him wasnt enough,veteran RJD leader and its national vice-president Shankar Prasad Tekriwal has threatened to resign after being denied a ticket. He was expecting to be fielded from Supaul,which has now gone to the LJP. My long years of service have not been valued. I am left with no option but to quit, Tekriwal said here.
Former RJD state president Ramai Ram and senior leader Jai Narayan Nishad too are disappointed. While Ram is upset over being denied ticket from the reserved Gopalganj seat,the latter has lost the race for the Muzaffarpur seat to a candidate from the LJP.
Ram,who has lost his seat to Bhore MLA Anil Kumar,openly came out against the tie-up with the LJP,saying in the process senior leaders like him were cold-shouldered by the party. Former minister Rajesh Singh is another dissenting voice in the RJD. He had hoped for a ticket from West Champaran (Bettiah),which went to the LJP. Ram Vilas Paswan is likely to field filmmaker Prakash Jha from Bettiah.
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