Lalu's son-in-law might contest in LS polls as Congress candidate

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Lalu's son-in-law might contest in LS polls as Congress candidate
Chandigarh, Jan 9: Chiranjeev Rao, son of the Haryana power minister, and son-in-law of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is all set to enter politics. A native of Saharanwas village in Rewari in Haryana's southern belt, 27-year-old Chiranjeev Rao might contest in Lok Sabha polls from Gurgaon as the Congress candidate, says a Times of India report.

The former Youth Congress president is the second politician from Saharanwas after AAP leader Yogendra Yadav to enter national politics.

The sitting MP Rao Inderjit Singh has announced that he would soon leave the party. This might pave way for the young Rao to enter politics. However, he has opponents from within his community, which accounts for the largest vote-share in the region. "People want to vote for a young man to represent them, raise their voice and fight for them. My case for the party ticket will be forwarded by the state Youth Congress unit," he claimed.

The only son of former minister and five-time MLA Rao Ajay Singh Yadav has been with the student and youth wing of Congress since 2007. He is currently a student of law. His grandfather was also a well-known political fugure in the region.

"Family background also helps. But how you work and what you deliver matters the most. I have taken up the fight against land acquisition whether in Manesar or in Mewat. Working with people and fighting for their genuine demand is perhaps my biggest achievement in these years," Chiranjeev told TOI.

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