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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Jailed RDJ chief Lalu Prasad Yadav to miss vote for the first time, claim party workers

In every election in the past few decades, Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family members were seen at their designated booth 160, located in the veterinary college grounds in Patna, on the polling day to cast their vote.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: May 19, 2019 08:31 IST
Anirban Guha Roy
Anirban Guha Roy
Hindustan Times, Patna
The RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently undergoing treatment at RIMS, Ranchi.
The RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently undergoing treatment at RIMS, Ranchi. (Parwaz Khan /HT File Photo )
         

Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad will not be able to cast his vote in the Lok Sabha polling on May 19, which will be his first miss ever, according to party insiders.

In every election in the past few decades, Lalu and his family members were seen at their designated booth 160, located in the veterinary college grounds in Patna, on the polling day to cast their vote. The booth falls in Digha assembly segment of Patna Sahib parliamentary constituency.

The RJD chief has been a listed voter in the veterinary college booth for several decades as he had been staying in the peon’s quarter of the veterinary college since his college days and later during his political career.

“Yes, it will be the first time Laluji would not be able to cast his vote. What can we do. It is sad,” said RJD MLA Bhola Yadav, a close aide of Lalu.

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The RJD chief is currently undergoing treatment at RIMS, Ranchi. Yadav said that other members of the RJD’s first family would cast their votes.

Other prominent politicians to vote on Sunday would be BJP’s nominee from Patna Sahib, Ravi Shankar Prasad, and Congress nominee from the same seat, Shatrughan Sinha . While Prasad will cast his vote at a booth near his home in Nageshwar colony, Sinha would be casting his vote at a booth near Ayurvedic college in Kadam Kuan.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will cast his vote at a booth near Raj Bhawan, which is located close to 1 Anne Marg, the official residence of the chief minister.

First Published: May 19, 2019 08:31 IST

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