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Khagaria MP Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser joins RJD ahead of Lok Sabha Elections

Kaiser earlier during his meeting with Chirag Paswan had sought ticket Bihar's Khagaria seat.

Edited By: Vaidehi Jahagirdar Patna Updated on: April 21, 2024 13:14 IST
Image Source : X/ CHOUDHARY MEHBOOB ALI KAISER Khagaria MP Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser

Former RLJP leader and Sitting Khagaria MP Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser joined Lalu Yadav-led Rashtriya Janta Dal today. The leader joined the RJD in the presence of former Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and RJD state president Jagdanand Singh. 

It is pertinent to note that, Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser had recently resigned from Pashupati Paras's Rashtriya Lok Jadanshakti Party amid speculations about him joining Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas), however, now he has changed sides and joined RJD.

Speaking during the occasion, Tejashwi Yadav said, “Kaiser ji is here today and has decided to join the party. He has a long experience in politics. I believe, his joining will strengthen the party. Considering the current situation, his decision is in the favour of the country, Bihar and to save the democracy.”

The backgrounder

Significantly, Kaiser was a part of the Pashupati Nath Paras-led Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party; however, he had recently resigned from his party as the BJP-led NDA alliance did not give any seats to the Paras faction in the upcoming general elections.

On the other hand, the NDA allotted the Chirag Paswan-led faction five tickets: Hajipur, Jamui, Vaishali, Samastipur, and Khagaria. Kaiser had earlier also talked with Chirag Paswan about the possibility of getting a ticket from Khagaria; however, the deal seemed to fail to work there as Chirag gave ticket to Rajesh Verma. Moreover, it is important to note that Mehboob's son, Yusuf Salahuddin, is already a part of RJD. 

It was not immediately known whether the RJD, which has announced candidates for all but one of the 23 Lok Sabha seats it is contesting, will be fielding Kaiser in the ongoing elections.

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