SP withdraws Patna candidate
The Samajwadi Party on Monday retired its candidate
in the Patna Lok Sabha constituency to favour the Rashtriya
Janata Dal's Ram Kripal Yadav, in an attempt to defeat
the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The decision was announced by party
supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav,
who said his party was withdrawing 'to strengthen
secular forces in Bihar'. This assumes significance as it
between RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav and Mulayam Singh.
C P Thakur is the BJP nominee in Patna.
Sources said Mulayam Singh had discussions with Laloo Yadav about
the Hindutva threat in Patna,
where repolling is scheduled for March 30.
Patna election was countermanded following complaints of
Bihar JD issues show cause to general secretary
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