They're diametrically opposite in politics with 3 things in common

Updated on Apr 07, 2004 05:21 PM IST

Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Laloo Prasad Yadav locked in a fierce battle of ballot in Chapra have three things in common-- both are landless, former student leaders and law graduates.

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Civil Aviation Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy and RJD president Laloo Prasad Yadav locked in a fierce battle of ballot in Chapra Lok Sabha constituency have three things in common-- both are landless, former student leaders and law graduates.

Rudy, BJP nominee from Chapra, was the general secretary of Punjab University students union and graduated in law from Chandigarh, whereas Yadav, a former president of Patna University students union also acquired LLB degree from this university.

Similarly both are landless having no agricultural or non-agricultural lands, according to the affidavits filed by them.

While, Rudy passed the ICSE examination from prestigious St Michael High School here, former Bihar chief minister and RJD president passed Bihar School Examination Board examination in 1965 and later joined Patna University to become its president and graduated in law.

While no criminal case is pending against Rudy, the special CBI court has taken cognisance against Laloo in multi-crore fodder scam and he is currently on bail.

The Civil Aviation Minister has no jewellery, Yadav possess 50 gm of gold worth Rs 28,000 and precious stones worth Rs 25,000.

While Rudy owned vehicle worth Rs 4,30,000, the RJD chief has two vehicles--an old Maruti car and military disposed jeep.

Rudy possesses a little more cash totalling Rs 52,700 along with bank deposit of nearly Rs 9 lakh, whereas Yadav has cash deposit of Rs 50,000 and bank deposits of approximately Rs five lakh.

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