Rebel RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav is all set to join the BJP and contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections against Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti from Pataliputra.
This comes after he resigned from all RJD posts as he was denied a ticket to contest the general elections.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav gave ticket to his daughter, Misa Bharti instead of Yadav from Pataliputra seat.
Ram Kripal had accused the party of dynasty politics. He had said, “The party seems to believe in family politics. Without taking me into confidence, the party chief announced his candidature from my constituency and I supported him.”
He had also expressed his wish to contest polls and said there were many option before him. He said. “I did want that I fight Lok Sabha elections. The people in the area wanted it. I had expressed this to the party leadership. All options open before me. I have not taken any decision yet.”
Ram Kripal even termed Misa’s visit to his place as a political stunt. He said, “The way daughter Misa came to me was a political stunt or emotional attack on a party worker. Misa is my daughter.”
Lalu had sent his daughter to persuade Yadav not to quit the party. Misa had said that she was ready to sacrifice her ticket for him.