Lalu emissary meets Nitish after differences
RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh had earlier opposed projection of Nitish Kumar as chief ministerial candidate of a RJD-JD-U alliance
An emissary of RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to sort out differences over forging an alliance ahead of assembly elections. ...... Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh had earlier publicly opposed the projection of Nitish Kumar as the chief ministerial candidate of a RJD-JD-U alliance. ..... On Tuesday, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president in Bihar, Vashisht Narain Singh, said that Nitish Kumar would indeed be the chief ministerial candidate of an anti-BJP alliance.Lalu has not just the MY but also Rajputs in his fold
While it is well known that Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal draws its strength from its core vote bank of Yadavs and Muslims, the party also gets the support of a large section of the powerful Rajput community. Even as RJD's rivals accuse Lalu of playing caste politics and indulging in minority appeasement, the former Bihar chief minister has very assiduously cultivated the Rajput community too....... In fact out of the four MPs that the party had in the outgoing 15th Lok Sabha, three were Rajputs with the fourth being Lalu himself ...... The party's three Rajput MP Prabhunath Singh from Maharajganj, Vaishali's Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and Jagadanand Singh from Buxar are leaving no stones unturned to ensure that the party bounces back with a vengeance in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in Bihar. ...... In the next two phases of polling in Bihar, Lalu's MY combine will also have a potent R (Rajput) factor with it making it an extremely formidable combination. ..... a confident Lalu is eyeing many more seats riding on the Muslim-Yadav-Rajput combine. ......Raghuvansh Prasad Singh
Similarly the much respected Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, who has won five consecutive elections from Vaishali, is one whom Lalu's trusts very much. The mild-mannered Raghuvansh Prasad Singh's popularity cuts across the caste and community barrier....... The RJD is hopeful that both Prabhunath Singh and Raghuvansh Prasad Singh along with Buxar MP Jagadanand Singh will ensure that Rajputs back RJD candidates in all 13 Bihar seats where voting will take place on May 7 and 12. With the MY combine aggressively behind Lalu, the Rajput votes gives the RJD a big edge over its rivals.
Dr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh (born 6 June 1946) was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Vaishali constituency of Bihar and is the national vice president of the Rashtriya Janata Dal political party. He is one of the senior most politician`s in India as a peoples representative in the legislature for four decades from 1977. He started his political career when he was elected as an MLA and was subsequently made the energy minister of Bihar in the karpoori Thakur cabinet. He has represented belsand constituency five times in the Bihar vidhan sabha. He was made the member of Bihar legislative council in 1991 post which he became the chairman of Bihar legislative council.He has represented vaishali constituency from Bihar in lok sabha consequetively for five terms and has been in the union cabinet for three terms. He was the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development in UPA-I of Manmohan Singh's government and is credited with conceptualization and implementation of NREGA ( National rural employment guarantee act). ........
Dr. singh is an Professor and Phd.in mathematics and an expert in rural and agricultural landscape in India.