Edited By: Vikas Mavi
28 September 2022 (New Delhi): Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) founder Lalu Prasad Yadav was re-elected unopposed as the party’s president for the record 12th time on Wednesday. Lalu filed his nomination papers at the party office in the national capital earlier today.
Lalu field the nomination for the post of National President
According to Uday Narayan Choudhary the RJD election returning officer, only Lalu filed a nomination for the position of party president and was thus elected unopposed as the party chief. “Lalu Prasad filed the only nomination for the post of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) National President on September 28, 2022. Following verification, all copies of the nomination were found to be correct and valid” he added.
Lalu Prasad Yadav was broke away from the Janata Dal
The formal announcement of Lalu Yadav’s election as party president will be made on October 10 at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi. “In open session, Lalu Prasad Yadav will also be given a certificate of elected President of the party,” Choudhary said. On July 5, 1997, in New Delhi, Lalu Prasad Yadav broke away from the Janata Dal and founded the Rashtriya Janata Dal, becoming the party’s president. After that, he remained the party’s leader. Lalu Yadav was elected party chief 12 times without opposition over a 25-year period.
Lalu was forced to resign
Following the formation of the RJD, Lalu Yadav was forced to resign as Chief Minister of Bihar after being accused of a fodder scam, and power was transferred to her wife Rabri Devi. On August 9, this year, Nitish Kumar, the Janata Dal (United) chief, severed ties with the BJP and rejoined the RJD and Opposition allies in Bihar.