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Lalu, Rabri vacate official residence in Patna

Former CM Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife wound up from the sprawling 1, Anne Marg residence.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2006 15:31 IST

Former Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi on Thursday wound up from the sprawling 1, Anne Marg residence.

"We have packed up from here and shifted our luggage to 10, Circular Road, the new house allotted to Rabri Devi. Everything has been shifted except for a few goats and cowdung", Lalu told media virtually bringing down the curtains on the impasse over the bungalow.

In the same vein, he said it did not mean that his family had formally shifted to the new house, earlier occupied by his high-profile brother-in-law and Lok Sabha member Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav.

"I can't help it. According to Hindu calendar Basant Panchami, an auspicious day for moving to a new house, has spilled over two days. The members of the family will shift there tomorrow after a puja is performed", he said.

Then breaking into laughter he quipped, "Ab Nitishji jane kyon basant panchmi do din ho gaya (Nitish should know why Basant Panchami has fallen on two days -- today and tomorrow)".

Showing the outhouse where he used to formulate plans and received feedback from people, Lalu recalled it was the place where he burnt midnight oil while finalising the strategy to arrest LK Advani and Ashok Singhal.

"I got Advani arrested in Samastipur and had him confined to Masanjor guest house at the top of a hill", Prasad said.

First Published: Feb 02, 2006 14:42 IST