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Bihar polls: Wives of politicians dealing with legal fees get tickets from RJD

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NEW DELHI: If a bahubali (strongman) politician or one accused of rape can not combat an election in Bihar, his spouse certainly can. Wives of three such males have been granted celebration tickets by the Rashtriya Janata Dal, together with the spouse of the previous MP Rama Singh whose entry was bitterly opposed by the late RJD vp Raghuvansh Prasad Singh.

Leading the pack of bahubali netas of Bihar is Anant Singh, popularly often known as ‘Chhote Sarkar’, who arrived from Beur jail on Wednesday to file his nomination from the Mokama seat on an RJD ticket. His affidavit declared that he confronted 38 severe legal circumstances, together with seven of homicide, and 9 out of the overall circumstances had been added to his tally for the reason that 2015 meeting election. He left the JD (U) that yr, after celebration chief Nitish Kumar tied up with the RJD. He is in jail after an AK-47 and explosives had been recovered from him however has taken political refuge within the RJD.

His spouse, Neelam Devi, is submitting a nomination from the identical seat as an impartial to cowl for him in case his nomination is rejected as a result of plethora of circumstances towards him, together with for kidnapping, try and homicide and sheltering criminals. If his nomination is rejected, the RJD will certainly assist his spouse.

In the case of strongman and former MP Rama Singh, who additionally faces a flurry of legal circumstances, the RJD has given him a back-door entry by fielding his spouse Veena Singh from the Mahnar seat. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh had misplaced to Rama Singh within the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Vaishali and was lifeless towards his entry into the RJD.

The RJD has additionally given a ticket to Vibha Devi, the spouse of former RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Prasad who can not contest the election after being convicted in a rape case in 2018. She will contest from Nawada meeting constituency, after she misplaced from the Nawada Lok Sabha constituency in 2019 on the celebration ticket.

Kiran Devi acquired an RJD ticket from Sandesh seat as her husband, Arun Singh, has been absconding for a yr now since being named in a rape case. “If a political leader’s wife also wants to do public service and has winnability potential, what is anyone’s problem?” RJD spokesman Mrityunjay Tiwari informed ET.

Deputy CM Sushil Modi of the BJP has slammed the RJD for its ticket distribution, saying it exhibits that the “jungle raaj” character of the celebration continues.

The RJD, nevertheless, pointed to the ruling JD (U) giving a ticket to former social justice minister Manju Verma from her seat in Begusarai. Verma was jailed in reference to the notorious Muzaffarpur youngster shelter abuse case alongside together with her husband and is presently out on bail. CM Nitish Kumar had then dropped her from the cupboard.

“She was accused in an Arms Act case and not the Muzaffarpur shelter case per se. She has won her seat twice in 2010 and 2015 and comes from the important Kushwaha community,” stated an JD (U) chief, who didn’t want to be recognized.

The Congress is the one celebration in Bihar which has declared it is not going to give a ticket to anybody accused of rape.


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