Lalu Prasad Yadav intends to run for President in the forthcoming election, believing that there must be a Bihari candidate in the race. However, here is the twist, Yadav is not RJD Chief Lalu Parsad Yadav, but a resident of Saran district.
A resident of Saran district, which incidentally has been the “karmabhoomi” (land of work) of his famous namesake, Mr. Yadav claims to have already booked a flight ticket to Delhi where he proposes to file his nomination papers on June 15.
“Young enough to be the son of Lalu Prasad Yadav”
Yadav had also filed nomination papers in 2017 when the election was between then-Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, who went on to win, and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, a resident of the state.
“My papers got rejected last time since these were not endorsed by an adequate number of proposers. This time, I am better prepared”, Yadav told sources over the phone.
A resident of Mr. Yadav Rahimpur village in Marhaura assembly segment of Saran, Mr. Yadav is barely 42, young enough to be a son of the RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav, though, like the latter, he too takes care of a large family.
“I practice agriculture for a living and engage in social work. I have seven children. My eldest daughter is married,” said Mr. Yadav.
Mr Yadav again jumped into the fray in 2019 and polled about six thousand votes.
“I keep trying my luck, from Panchayats to Presidentship. If nothing else, I may come to hold the record for contesting the maximum number of elections,” he said.