Two days after wedding, Lalu Prasad ‘blesses’ Bihar strongman’s wife with RJD ticket | Patna News

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PATNA: Barely two days after the convicted lawbreaker from Nawada district solemnized his wedding during the ongoing “Kharmas” (inauspicious month), the 60-yar-old strongman got ticket for his just-wed wife from Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), informed sources said on Friday. The JD(U) is set to field its sitting candidate Rajiv Ranjan alias Lalan Singh from this seat again, thus turning the “battle for Munger” quite interesting.
On Thursday night, the newly-wed Mahto accompanied with his 46-year-old wife Kumari Anita rushed to the Rabri Devi’s residence at 10, Circular Road to meet RJD chief Lalu Prasad during which the strongman’s wife was given a ticket, sources said.
Although the RJD hasn’t announced it officially, the visible smile on her face said it all. The couple had got married late on Tuesday night reportedly on Lalu’s instruction and walked away with the tickets barely 48 hours after their wedding at a local temple.
“I will win with a huge margin of votes,” Anita told the media after coming out of Lalu’s residence on Thursday night< reacting to a query by media persons. On being asked what her issues in the elections will be, she said ensuring justice and rights to the poor would be her priorities. “

Garibon ka haq dilana, nyay dilana

,” she said, tersely, adjusting Sari pallu on her head.
Mahto claimed he was well aware of the political constituency and would make his rival bite the dust in the elections. “Our victory is 100 per cent certain. We will defeat our rival in the elections,” Mahto, who walked out of the jail only last year after spending 17 years in prison, told the media as his supporters shouted full-throated slogans outside the Rabri residence in favour of the RJD boss.
Talks of Mahto fielding his wife in the poll arena gained ground shortly after he went on bride hunt at the age of 60 in recent weeks. After extensive searches, he finally got his bride, a Lakhisarai resident settled in Delhi. On Tuesday night, they tied the nuptial knot at a temple located on the outskirts of Patna and the very next morning, they reached Rabri residence to take blessings from Lalu. “Lalu has blessed” her with a party ticket,” RJD sources said.
Mahto, the Nawada jailbreak accused, remained in headlines in between 1990 and 2006 when the bitter caste rivalry between him and Akhilesh Singh left more than 200 killed in three districts of Nawada, Nalanda and Sheikhpura. Subsequently, he was arrested and sent to jail. He came out of jail only last year.



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