Chandrika Rai, a former Bihar minister and a confidant of Lalu Prasad, chief, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), who later grew to become his relative via a matrimonial alliance, is all set to do a political somersault and be part of the ruling Janata Dal (United).
He’s more likely to be part of the JD(U) after he’s discharged from Patna’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the place is present process therapy following contracting SARS-CoV-2, which causes coronavirus illness (Covid-19).
Rai, the son of former Bihar chief minister Daroga Prasad Rai, has made up his thoughts to contest the upcoming meeting elections – slated to be held in October-November – from his conventional Parsa meeting seat.
Nevertheless, his subsequent political transfer grew to become evident from a social media submit.
He appealed to his supporters to register their names, together with their cell numbers, on JD (U)’s digital platform.
Rai, whose daughter Aishwarya was married to Prasad’s eldest son Tej Pratap in 2018 till it fell aside a number of months later over marital discord that had hit the headlines and strained the ties between the 2 well-known political households of Bihar, has been a six-time lawmaker.
He had develop into a member of the Bihar legislative meeting (MLA) for the primary time on a Congress ticket in 1985.
Nevertheless, although he was denied a ticket by the Congress for a second successive time period, he received as an Impartial and later joined the RJD.
He was a distinguished member of successive RJD governments, helmed by Prasad after which by his spouse Rabri Devi following his indictment within the multi-crore fodder rip-off.
Rai was additionally a minister within the short-lived mahagathbandhan, or the grand alliance authorities, among the many JD(U), the RJD and the Congress.
Speculations have been rife that Rai will be part of JD(U) since he stop the RJD in February.
He fell out with Prasad’s household after Tej Pratap filed for divorce months after marrying Aishwarya in 2018.
Later, Aishwarya had complained of being ill-treated by Prasad’s members of the family.
Within the 2019 parliamentary election, Prasad had fielded Rai from the Saran Lok Sabha seat, regardless of Tej Pratap Yadav’s stiff opposition.
Rai had misplaced to the Bharatiya Janata Occasion’s (BJP) Rajiv Pratap Rudy, a former Union minister.
Although Rai stop the RJD in February, he had snapped all ties with the occasion previous to that, as he had stopped attending its organisational conferences.
RJD has chalked out plans to checkmate Rai’s subsequent political transfer. The occasion has inducted Rai’s niece Karishma Rai, the daughter of his elder brother Bidhan Chandra Rai, on July 19 and is contemplating to subject her towards him from the Parsa meeting seat.
In Bihar’s household political saga, yet one more scene-stealer seems to be on the playing cards.