RJD to contest 2020 Assembly polls under Tejashwi's leadership, says Lalu Prasad

Patna: Ending speculation, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Friday said his son Tejashwi Yadav will lead the party in the next Bihar Assembly polls. He will also be the Rashtriya Janata Dal's chief ministerial candidate.

"RJD will contest the 2020 Assembly polls under Tejashwi's leadership. He will be our chief ministerial candidate," Lalu Prasad told the media in Patna.

File image of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Reuters

File image of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Reuters

He spoke after senior RJD leaders Abdul Bari Sidddiqui and Raghuvansh Prasad Singh reportedly said there was no clarity yet on the next chief ministerial candidate of the party.

On Wednesday, RJD state President Raam Chander Purve had proposed Tejashwi Yadav's name as the next chief ministerial candidate.

Later, Siddiqui and Singh expressed their disagreement over Purve's view.

Lalu Prasad also praised his younger son's work. A former deputy chief minister, Tejashwi Yadav, who turned 28 on 9 November 9, is now leader of the opposition in the Bihar assembly.

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Updated Date: Nov 10, 2017 15:57:42 IST

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