He relinquished Mahua and shifted to “safe” seat of Hasanpur meeting phase, however the gamble appears robust for Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav who’s pitted in opposition to a formidable JD(U) sitting legislator. Hasanpur seat is situated within the Samastipur district of Bihar however comes beneath the Khagaria Lok Sabha constituency. Tej Pratap Yadav, who had plunged into electoral politics profitable 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 opportunity of his estranged spouse difficult him there within the election.
Mahua is situated close to the Parsa meeting phase, a bastion of his spouse Aishwarya Rai’s father Chandrika Roy’s household.
Tej Pratap and Aishwarya marriage obtained into hassle inside six months of their tying the nuptial knot in May 2018.
Their marital dispute case is pending with a Patna Family Court.
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 in search of justice for her.
But, the outing to Hasanpur seems to be no cakewalk for Prasad’s maverick son.
Though it is a Yadav 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 caste man and is holding the seat since 2010.
There are a complete of eight candidates on the seat which is able to go to vote within the second section on November 3.
The Janadhikar Party (JAP) of former Madhepura MP and an influential 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 arduous and leaving nothing to probability.
He is tenting within the constituency for the reason that submitting of nomination on October 13.
The RJD chief is taking part in all of the methods up his sleeve to match the fashion of his charismatic politician father for a greater join with the voters.
He is seen taking part in cricket with the kids throughout campaigning, using a tractor in a subject, taking part in the flute and consuming ‘litti-Chokha’ (well-known Bihari meals) with the folks.
Though the Yadav voters are the deciding issue on the seat, Muslims and different Backward castes like Kushwahas and Nishads (fishermen) citizens even have a big presence.
As per the voter record of 2019, there’s 2,74,252 citizens in Hasanpur.
Yadavs represent almost 65,000 of the entire voters, whereas Muslims citizens quantity 25,000. Forward castes rely is round 20,000 whereas Paswans energy is round 18,000, Kushwahas (16,000) and Extremely Backward Castes (13,000).
The Yadavs and Muslims had voted for Raj Kumar Rai in each 2010 and 2015 state polls, But, since this time son of a outstanding face of the mandal politics (Lalu Prasad) is within the fray, Rai’s can’t rely on their whole assist this time as “MY” (Muslim-Yadav) have been the assist base of the RJD since its inception almost 23 years in the past.
The meeting phase 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 fielded any candidate on the seat which individuals within the political circles see as assist to Prasad’s son in battleground Hasanpur.
The constituency is thought due to the Hasanpur Sugar and Energy Mill Ltd and Tej Pratap has pitched his camp workplace close to it.
A tea vendor near the mill Ramashray Yadav mentioned “we will vote in the name of Lalu Prasad.”
He mentioned Prasad has been despatched to jail resulting from “conspiracy” hatched by his rivals and therefore he wants our assist.
Laxmi Paswan nd Rambriksha Paswan of Rampur village mentioned “they will vote for Narendra Modi who has provided us gas cylinders and free ration.”
Asked that Modi’s get together will not be contesting from right here, they mentioned JD(U) is his associate get together.
A vegetable vendor Nursat close to Hasanpur chowk mentioned “she will vote for Lalu Prasad because he always cares for them.”
But, Ramesh Kushwaha says “Nitish Kumar has improved road, electricity and hospital so the JD(U) should win so that all these could continue.”
Tej Pratap Yadav informed the visiting PTI-Bhasha reporter “no development work has been done in this constituency as is evident from the broken roads. I have come to develop it”.
“I did a lot of development work in Mahua and on peoples, demand has come to Hasanpur to do so in the next five years,” he mentioned.
But, Raj Kumar Rai dubs him a “parachute candidate”.
“He (Tej Pratap) knows nothing about Hasanpur. He even does not know the roads in the area and has to move around with the help of locals.
Those who don’t know anything about the area what kind of development they can do here?” he wryly mentioned.