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Press Trust Of India
Patna, March 10, 2014
Hardening his stance, rebel RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav on Monday said he would contest the Pataliputra Lok Sabha seat, from where party chief Lalu Prasad has fielded his daughter Misa Bharti.

"I will contest from Pataliputra," Yadav, who was a close confidant of Prasad and had resigned from all party posts on Saturday after denial of a ticket from the seat, told reporters in Delhi.

The Rajya Sabha MP, however, did not elaborate whether he would enter the fray as a nominee of any political party or as an Independent.

He said he would announce his decision in a day or two.

There is speculation that both the ruling JD(U) and BJP are in touch with the sulking RJD leader, who had lashed out at RJD at the selection of Misa Bharti from Pataliputra and had spurned her attempt at rapprochement. TV reports also claimed Yadav was set to join the saffron party on Tuesday.