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Sadhu Yadav rebels against Lalu, to contest from 2 seats

india Updated: Mar 17, 2009 22:11 IST
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Raising a banner of revolt against RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his brother-in-law Sadhu Yadav on Tuesday accused him of "kneeling down" before LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan and announced that he will contest the polls from two seats in Bihar.

"I am a sitting MP and have been winning elections. Prakash Jha was nothing but has been given a ticket from Betiah seat even though he had lost in the last election contesting as an independent. This shows that Lalu Prasad has knelt down before Ram Vilas Paswan," Yadav said.

"I will contest elections from both Betiah and Motihari seats which have been given to LJP," Yadav told reporters. He, however, refused to disclose whether he would contest as an independent candidate or join any other party.

When asked why he was going against RJD chief who also happens to be his relative, Yadav said, "No relationship in politics.... My personal relationship has nothing to do with what I am doing. It's my struggle for social justice. I will contest election to retain the respect of my people."

Yadav said that he is not alone and has support from a large number of party men such as senior RJD leader Ramai Ram.

"Ram will contest against Ram Vilas Paswan from Samastipur while Jainarayan Prasad Nishad (former RJD leader) will contest from Vaishali and Muzaffarpur seats," he announced.