New DelhiFormer Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) founder Lalu Prasad Yadav was elected unopposed as the party’s president for a record 12th time on Wednesday, 28 September. Lalu had filed his nomination papers at the party office in the national capital. earlier in the day. According to RJD election returning officer Uday Narayan Choudhary, only Lalu filed his nomination for the party president’s post and was thus elected unopposed as the party chief.
“Today on 28 September 2022, the only nomination for the post was filed by Lalu Prasad for the post of National President of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). After verification, all the copies of the nomination were found to be correct and valid.” They said.
However, the formal announcement of Lalu Yadav becoming the party president will be made during the convention on October 10 at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi, where he will be presented with the president’s certificate.
Chaudhary said, Lalu Prasad Yadav will also be given a certificate of elected president of the party in the open session.
RJD was formed in 1997
Lalu Prasad Yadav broke away from the Janata Dal and formed the Rashtriya Janata Dal in New Delhi on 5 July 1997 and became the party president of RJD. After that he remained at the top post of the party. Lalu Yadav became the party president 12 times unopposed in a span of 25 years.
Within 20 days after the formation of RJD, Lalu Yadav had to resign from the post of Chief Minister of Bihar on charges of fodder scam and handed over power to his wife Rabri Devi. Bihar politics again took an interesting turn with Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar breaking ties with the BJP and the RJD and opposition allies rejoining Bihar on August 9 this year.
(with ANI inputs)