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Subhas Yadav revolts against Lalu
September 25, 2005 21:12 IST
Out of power and facing one of his toughest elections, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad is in the line of fire from one of the most unlikely quarters. His brother-in-law and member of Parliament, Subhas Yadav, has accused him of allotting party tickets to 'scamsters and feudal elements at the cost of genuine party workers'.
"The son of fodder scam accused R K Rana is tipped to get party ticket for the coming Assembly elections, while genuine party workers who have toiled to build RJD are being given a damn," he told PTI.
Subhas alleged that Lalu wanted to keep Rana in good humour so that he did not turn against him in the fodder scam case, in which Lalu is an accused. The RJD Rajya Sabha member and youngest brother of former chief minister Rabri Devi, also accused senior party leader and former minister Jagdanand Singh of working against the interest of the party.
Without naming RJD national spokesman Shivanand Tiwari, he also criticised Lalu for sending the party symbol to his home and charged Patna MP Ram Kripal Yadav with 'subverting' the prospects of party nominees at Danapur, Bikram and Paliganj, leading to their defeat.
"Those who contributed little in strengthening the party are being honoured and rewarded with tickets while time-tested
Yadav strongly denied that he had raised a banner of revolt only to secure ticket for his wife Renu Devi, saying she was