For Subhashini 'Sharad Yadav', protecting father's turf, legacy uphill task on poll- The New Indian Express

For Subhashini ‘Sharad Yadav’, defending father’s turf, legacy uphill activity on poll- The New Indian Categorical



BIHARIGANJ: She jumped into the electoral battle to guard her father Sharad Yadav’s political legacy, however the journey to success in Bihariganj meeting seat is an arduous one for Subhashini Raj Rao, who as a Congress candidate is locked in a multi-corner contest within the constituency.

Part of the Madhepura Lok Sabha seat, Bihariganj will go to polls within the third and final part on November 7.

Subhashini has chosen her father’s examined turf of Madhepura to leap into the tough and tumble of politics.

Sharad Yadav, a veteran socialist chief, has represented Madhepura in Parliament 4 occasions and has additionally misplaced from there many occasions, together with within the final two Lok Sabha elections.

Although a local of Madhya Pradesh, Yadav selected Madhepura Lok Sabha constituency to struggle elections as a mark of respect to B P Mandal, the creator of the Mandal Fee report who was born right here.

The Mandal Fee report, offering 27 per cent reservation in authorities jobs to Different Backward Castes, was carried out by the V P Singh authorities on the centre through which Yadav was a senior member.

Yadav together with RJD president Lalu Prasad and incumbent Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had performed an necessary position within the “Mandal motion” that paved the best way for implementation of the roles quota suggestions in 1990.

The 73-year-old Yadav is admitted to a hospital in Delhi for previous many days and therefore his daughter has taken up the duty to hold ahead his political legacy.

Her election posters within the constituency introduces her as Subhashini ‘Sharad Yadav’.

“This has been my father Sharad Yadav’s karmabhoomi and the form of help and love that you’ve given him over the previous 25-30 years, I can also really feel the identical right here immediately,” she instructed an election at Bihariganj on Wednesday.

“I’m your candidate, your daughter. I’ve come right here to serve you, to fulfil the goals of my father,” she instructed the gang.

The rally was additionally addressed by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who praised Sharad Yadav for his works, and requested the gang to vote for her.

“I’ve not mentioned this in any of my speeches in Bihar elections,” he instructed the gang as he appealed them to vote for his ‘sister’.

“I need a assure from you that you’ll make Sharad ji’s daughter win the election. I’m not asking for myself, however for you and Sharad Yadav ji, who’s your chief.”

Married to a Congress household of Haryana, Subhashini Raj Rao joined the grand outdated celebration on the eve of Bihar polls and was fielded by the celebration from Bihariganj meeting seat.

Although Madhepura seat would have been a really perfect launchpad for her, the Congress needed to accept Bihariganj as within the seat-sharing association Madhepura went to the RJD, which has re-nominated its outdated hand Chandrasekhar.

In her maiden electoral plunge, Subhashini is pitted towards two time JD(U) MLA Niranjan Mehta, Lok Janshakti Social gathering candidate Vijay Kumar Singh and Prabhash Kumar of Janadhikar Social gathering (JAP), which is headed by former Madhepura MP and a distinguished Yadav caste politician Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav.

There are a complete of 22 candidates on the seat and as per the voter record of 2019, there are 3,00,885 citizens on this constituency.

Dinesh Chandra Yadav of the (JD-U) had gained from Madhepura seat within the 2019 Lok Sabha election, defeating Sharad Yadav, who had contested from the RJD of Lalu Prasad.

Although Yadavs type a bulk of the electors within the constituency, there’s a important presence of different backward castes resembling Kushwahas and Extraordinarily Backward Castes.

Sitting MLA Niranjan Mehta, a Kushwaha by caste, may lose a bit of votes to fellow casteman and LJP nominee Vijay Kumar Singh.

Subhasini’s path additionally doesn’t look very straightforward.

JAP candidate Prabhash Kumar, a Yadav by caste who was as soon as a favorite of Lalu Prasad and had served because the state common secretary of the RJD, left the celebration after the seat went to the Congress and joined Pappu Yadav-led outfit.

As such, Subhasini won’t get the complete help of the dominant companion celebration, the RJD.

Sources within the political circles say that native Grand Alliance coalition leaders and employees are usually not glad over an “outsider” being fielded as a “parachute candidate” The latest electoral historical past of the constituency can be not very encouraging for the grand outdated celebration.

The Congress had not contested the final state polls because the seat had gone to the JD(U), which was then its ally alongside the RJD, however in 2010 elections, Congress nominee Ranjeet Ranjan, the spouse of Pappu Yadav, had stood third.

The LJP candidate’s spouse Renu Kushwaha had gained the Bihariganj seat as a JD(U) candidate in 2010, bagging 79,062 votes whereas Ranjeet Ranjan had obtained 27,554.

Prabhash Kumar, then within the RJD, had stood second with 29,065 cotes.

Subhashini’s essential JD(U) rival is counting on Nitish Kumar’s improvement mantra and likewise highlighting the “poor” governance and legislation and order state of affairs within the state underneath the RJD’s 15-year rule.

Nitish Kumar, whereas campaigning for his celebration nominee just lately, avoided talking something towards Sharad Yadav, his former celebration colleague, and Subhashini.

Locals are divided of their value determinations of the federal government and the opposition.

Tej Narain Yadav, Raj Kumar Yadav, Ram Chandra Sah and Sunil Kumar gave cross mark to the JD(U), proud of the event work carried out by the Nitish Kuamr authorities.

Nevertheless, others highlighted joblessness and what they perceived as corruption underneath the NDA authorities.

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