THE LEAD­ER­SHIP DEFICIT IN THE RJD

Who can step into Lalu Prasad Ya­dav’s shoes in his ab­sence?

India Today - - THE BIG STORY -

FAM­ILY

Wife Rabri Devi can be pro­moted as work­ing pres­i­dent.

Younger son Te­jashwi Ya­dav, 24, is clearly Lalu’s heir ap­par­ent, but is too young to take charge. Older son Tej Pratap, 26, does not in­spire con­fi­dence.

El­dest daugh­ter Dr Misa Bharti, 38, is tipped to stand from one of the two Lok Sabha seats Lalu fought in 2009, and has the nous and am­bi­tion to take charge.

PARTY

Raghu­vansh Prasad Singh, for­mer Union min­is­ter and cur­rent Lok Sabha MP from Vaishali, is highly re­spected and may be asked to lead, but is said to be against Rabri.

Ab­dul Bari Sid­diqui, RJD leader in Bi­har As­sem­bly, is its Mus­lim face, and may be asked to lead RJD’s cam­paign com­mit­tee.

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