Tej Pratap Yadav faces stiff challenge in new constituency- The New Indian Express

Tej Pratap Yadav faces stiff problem in new constituency- The New Indian Specific

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By PTI

HASANPUR: He relinquished Mahua and shifted to “secure” seat of Hasanpur meeting section, however the gamble appears robust for Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav who’s pitted towards a formidable JD(U) sitting legislator.

Hasanpur seat is situated within the Samastipur district of Bihar however comes underneath the Khagaria Lok Sabha constituency. Tej Pratap Yadav, who had plunged into electoral politics successful from Mahua meeting constituency in Vaishali district in 2015 elections, left it this time and selected to enter into fray from the Hasanpur seat.

Its mentioned within the political circles that he needed to transfer out of Mahua due to the potential for his estranged spouse difficult him there within the election.

Mahua is situated close to the Parsa meeting section, a bastion of his spouse Aishwarya Rai’s father Chandrika Roy’s household. Tej Pratap and Aishwarya marriage bought into bother inside six months of their tying the nuptial knot in Might 2018.

Their marital dispute case is pending with a Patna Household Court docket.

The concern was not unfaithful, as Aishwarya is seen going to the folks of the Parsa constituency and raking up “ill-treatment” meted out to her by Lalu Prasad’s household and searching for justice for her. However, the outing to Hasanpur seems to be no cakewalk for Prasad’s maverick son.

Although its a yadavs dominated constituency, however Tej Pratap’s principal rival Raj Kumar Rai of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s get together JD(U) can also be a fellow casteman and is holding the seat since 2010.

There are a complete of eight candidates on the seat which can go to vote within the second section on November 3.

The Janadhikar Occasion (JAP) of former Madhepura MP and an influencial yadav politician Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav has additionally fielded his candidate Arjun Yadav from the seat. Realising that the journey is arduous, Tej Pratap is working onerous and leaving nothing to likelihood. He’s tenting within the constituency since submitting of nomination on October 13.

The RJD chief is enjoying all of the methods up his sleeve to match the type of his charismatic politician father for a greater join with the voters.

He’s seen enjoying cricket with the kids throughout campaigning, driving a tractor in a discipline, enjoying a flute and consuming ‘litti-Chokha’ (well-known Bihari meals) with the folks.

Although the yadav voters are the deciding issue on the seat, Muslims and different Backward castes like Kushwahas and Nishads (fishermen) citizens even have important presence.

As per the voter record of 2019, there are 2,74,252 citizens in Hasanpur. Yadavs represent almost 65,000 of the entire voters, whereas Muslims citizens quantity 25,000.

Ahead castes depend is round 20,000 whereas Paswans energy is round 18,000, Kushwahas (16,000) and Extraordinarily Backward Castes (13,000).

The Yadavs and Muslims had voted for Raj Kumar Rai in each 2010 and 2015 state polls, However, since this time son of a distinguished face of the mandal politics (Lalu Prasad) is in fray, Rai’s can not depend on their whole help this time as “MY” (Muslim-Yadav) have been the help base of the RJD since its inception almost 23 years in the past.

The meeting section is a part of Khagaria Parliamentary seat from the place LJP’s Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser is the second consecutive time period MP.

Chirag Paswan has not fieldd any candidate on the seat which individuals within the political circles see as a assist to Prasad’s son in battleground Hasanpur.

The constituency is understood due to the Hasanpur Sugar and Power Mill Ltd and Tej Pratap has pitched his camp workplace close to it.

A tea vendor near the mill Ramashray Yadav mentioned “we are going to vote within the identify of Lalu Prasad.” He mentioned Prasad has been despatched to jail as a result of “conspiracy” hatched by his rivals and therefore he wants our help.

Laxmi Paswan nd Rambriksha Paswan of Rampur village mentioned “they’ll vote for Narendra Modi who has supplied us gasoline cyclinders and free ration.”

Requested that Modi’s get together is just not contesting from right here, they mentioned JD(U) is his accomplice get together.

A vegetable vendor Nursat close to Hasanpur chowk mentioned “she’s going to vote for Lalu Prasad as a result of he all the time take care of them.” However, Ramesh Kushwaha says “Nitish Kumar has improved highway, electrical energy and hospital so the JD(U) ought to win so that every one these may proceed.”

Tej Pratap Yadav advised the visiting PTI-Bhasha reporter “no growth work has been carried out on this constituency as is obvious from the damaged roads. I’ve come to develop it”.

“I did plenty of growth work in Mahua and on peoples demand have come to Hasanpur to take action within the subsequent 5 years,” he mentioned.

However, Raj Kumar Rai dubs him a “parachute candidate”.

“He (Tej Pratap) is aware of nothing about Hasanpur. He even doesn’t know the roads within the space and has to maneuver round with the assistance of locals. Those that do not know something concerning the space what sort of developemt they’ll do right here?” he wryly mentioned.

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