Senior RJD leader quits party posts
Posted on Mar 08 2014 | IANS
New Delhi/Patna, March 8 : Senior RJD leader Ram Kirpal Yadav announced Saturday he was resigning from all party posts after being denied a ticket for the Lok Sabha polls.
Yadav, however, told the media in New Delhi that he remained in the Rashtriya Janata Dal "as of now".
A furious Yadav flew to New Delhi after RJD chief nominated his own daughter, Misa Bharti, as the candidate from Patliputra in Patna, ignoring the claims of Yadav, a long-time lieutenant.
Within an hour after Yadav's media announcement, Lalu Prasad's elder daughter Bharti announced in Patna that she will contest from Patliputra.
"I want to make it clear that I will be the RJD candidate from Patliputra and I will contest the polls," she told a press conference.