Print this article

Lalu threatens to expel Sadhu Yadav from RJD

March 17, 2009 15:57 IST

Reacting strongly to the outburst of his brother-in-law Sadhu Yadav on seat sharing with Lok Janshakti Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad on Tuesday virtually declared his expulsion from the party.

"Whoever revolts in my party and shows disrespect to the party's decision will be removed from the party. You may treat such people as out of the party," Prasad said.

He was reacting to the RJD Member of Parliament's comment that he had 'knelt down' before LJP in seat sharing.

Rubbishing Sadhu Yadav's s allegation that the LJP has taken money to field noted film maker Prakash Jha from West Champaran, the RJD chief said, "These are misleading talks. Prakash Jha is not a man to offer money for getting a ticket."

To a question on how will he manage the country when he is unable to control his family members, Lalu said, "My first priority is to handle the country. You don't bother."

Sitting next to Prasad, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan also rejected Yadav's allegations saying, "My son Chirag is on his own merit in the cine world and not on anyone's mercy. Chirag is working in three films and Jha is neither the producer nor the director of any of these films."

Asked about the impact of rebel candidates in both parties, Paswan said, "Whoever rebels in either of the parties will be chucked out."

Sadhu Yadav, MP from Gopalganj constituency, is unlikely to get a RJD ticket this time as his constituency has now become a reserved seat.

© Copyright 2021 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.