March 8, 2021

Cousin of Lalu Prasad’s Estranged Daughter-in-law Joins RJD Forward of Bihar Ballot Battle



File photo of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav with son and Tejashwi Yadav. (PTI)

File photograph of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav with son and Tejashwi Yadav. (PTI)

Karishma Roy, a dentist by occupation and granddaughter of former chief minister Daroga Prasad Rai, joined
the RJD at its state headquarters in presence of the celebration’s chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav.

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A primary cousin of Tej Pratap Yadav’s estranged spouse was inducted into the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) right here on Thursday, in a transfer that could be aimed toward checkmating political revolt by in-laws of Lalu Prasad’s elder son within the run-up to meeting elections in Bihar.

Karishma Roy, a dentist by occupation and granddaughter of former chief minister Daroga Prasad Rai, joined the RJD at its state headquarters in presence of the celebration’s chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav.

Her father Bidhan Chandra Roy, a businessman and social employee is the elder brother of RJD MLA Chandrika Roy whose daughter Aishwarya is engaged in a nasty marital dispute with Tej Pratap Yadav.

The couple had tied the knot in Might, 2018 however the husband filed for divorce barely six months later. With the divorce petition pending, the spouse selected to stick with her mother-in-law, former chief minister Rabri Devi, however was allegedly ousted from her home in December final 12 months, capping a collection of run-ins with family of her estranged husband.

Chandrika Roy had, thereafter, vowed to avenge the insult by preventing the proverbial “first family” of the RJD in each attainable method, together with “politically”.

On the outset, although, the celebration selected to downplay the family angle to Karishma Roys induction.

“Please don’t view the event by means of the prism of family. Karishma’s choice to affix the celebration hints in direction of the karishma (miracle) the celebration goes to carry out within the elections. Increasingly individuals are getting attracted in direction of the celebration and the younger and dynamic management of Tejashwi Yadav,” RJD spokesperson Mrityunjay Tiwari advised reporters on the event.

He additionally claimed that the embarrassing cut up suffered by the celebration final month on account of 5 sitting MLCs strolling over to the JD(U) headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had triggered a backlash inside the ruling NDA.

“Many leaders of the JD(U), in addition to the BJP, are additionally in contact with our celebration’s management. They’ve expressed their religion within the ideology of Lalu Prasad and the management of Tejashwi Yadav. The NDA will obtain a a lot greater jolt than we did,” he claimed.

When approached, Roy mentioned her father’s shut ties with Lalu Prasad predated her uncle’s foray into politics.

She additionally sought to make mild of her uncle’s frequent tirades towards the Lalu family and the want to be a part of JD(U) which he expressed earlier this 12 months.

“I can not touch upon my uncle. I’m like his daughter. He’s a veteran in politics whereas I’m a beginner. I can solely say that I shall be a dedicated soldier of the celebration and would gladly carry out any position that I’m assigned,” she mentioned.

She additionally dismissed as “hypothetical” queries as as to whether she would marketing campaign towards her personal uncle if he broke ranks and fought towards the RJD within the subsequent meeting polls.

In the meantime, the BJP usually accused by the RJD of surreptitiously instigating Chandrika Roy got here out with an announcement denouncing the RJD for placing up “a charade of deference to late Daroga Prasad Rai’s family”.

“Karishma Roy is an informed daughter of our neighborhood. In a democracy everyone seems to be free to pursue political ambitions as per alternative. However let the RJD not deceive folks and make them consider that it respects the late chief’s family. It can not wash away the sin of Aishwarya’s humiliation. Lalu family must publicly apologize to her, BJP spokesman Nikhil Anand, a Yadav by caste, mentioned in his assertion.

Speculations are rife that Chandrika Roy was planning to go all out towards the family within the meeting elections and that within the occasion of Tej Pratap Yadav coming into the fray, the daddy or the daughter could contest towards him.