Lalu Prasad himself had indicated that Rabri Devi is unlikely to be projected as the chief ministerial candidate for the Rashtriya Janata Dal-Lok Janshakti Party combine in the 2010 assembly elections.
According to a RJD leader, "Rabri Devi is fed up with politics and no longer keen to take on a big responsibility. She is a gentle, simple and sober woman who was forced to took over as the chief minister in late 90s."
Another RJD leader said,"Lalu Prasad and Paswan know that Rabri Devi as chief ministerial candidate against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be weak choice."
But it is not clear that whether RJD-LJP combine will project Lalu Prasad or Paswan as the chief ministerial candidate against Nitish Kumar.