• search

Lalu outwits Paswan in RS election

Written by: Staff

Patna, Mar 29 (UNI) RJD president Lalu Prasad outwitted his LJP counterpart Ram Vilas Paswan, when second RJD nominee Rajneeti Prasad posted victory sailing past Ranjan Prasad Yadav fielded by LJP for the sixth Rajya Sabha seat from Bihar for which polling took place here today.

On the expected line, other five candidates-three from JD(U), one each from BJP and RJD had a safe passage to the Upper House in the biennial election marked by cross voting.

While first choice RJD candidate Prof Jabir Hussain polled 35 votes, the second nominee Rajneeti Prasad went ahead of him with 37 votes in his kitty against a total strength of 65 enjoyed by RJD and its allies.

Although four-member BSP legislature party pledged support to RJD, one of them resorted to cross-voting joined by the lone member of NCP, which is an ally of RJD.

Going by simple calculation on the basis of strength in the assembly, victory of 3 JD (U) and one each from RJD and BJP was a premeditated conclusion while uncertainty ruled the political scenerio over the fate of second RJD nominee Mr Prasad and LJP candidate Ranjan Prasad Yadav.


For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more