Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) chief Sharad Yadav’s daughter Subhashini Raj Rao will join the Congress party on Wednesday at 12:30 PM in Delhi. Rao will also contest the upcoming Bihar Assembly Elections from Biharganj seat.
Ignored by the RJD as well as the Congress to make him part of Grand Alliance, former union minister Sharad Yadav-led Loktantrik Janata Dal announced that it will contest 51 out of total 243 assembly seats in Bihar on its own.
The party has decided to contest the lone seat of Kurtha in the first phase and 50 seats in the second and third phases, party’s national general secretary Arun Srivastava told reporters.
Sharad Yadav had unsuccessfully contested from Madhepura Lok Sabha seat in Bihar in 2019 with the support of Lalu Prasad’s party. Before that in 2014, he had lost as JD(U) nominee to Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav of the RJD.
He was in the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-headed Janata Dal (United) for long but split with him over his decision to join hands with the BJP. Yadav has been a vocal critic of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government. Earlier this year, he said that the Narendra Modi government is using nationalism as a “weapon” to divide people and it believes in “we the BJP people” to be part of the Constitution and not “we the people of India”.
The Loktantrik Janata Dal leader was also admitted to the AIIMS hospital due to illness in September. His health improved and the leader is stable now.