Jan Adhikar Party-Loktantrik (JAP-L) president Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav is the chief ministerial candidate of the newly formed Progressive Democratic Alliance (PDA) for the Bihar Assembly election. The announcement was made yesterday. Pappu Yadav will contest the Bihar Assembly election from Madhepura, his stronghold. The announcement was made in Patna at a joint press conference on Wednesday.
The press conference was also attended by the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) national president M K Faizi, National Presiden Chandrashekhar Azad of Azad Samaj Party, and other coalition partners.
आज दिनांक 14 -10 – 2020 को पटना में PDA की प्रेस वार्ता में @BhimArmyChief व @AzadSamaajParty के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष…
Pappu Yadav-led JAP has started the alliance with Chandrasekhar Azad Ravan’s Azad Samaj Party, the Bahujan Mukti Party (BMP) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) to contest the Bihar Assembly election against the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA)
Announcing Pappu Yadav`s name Azad Samaj Party chief Chandrashekhar Azad said, “The working style of Pappu Yadav is people-centric and under his leadership, PDA has started making changes in Bihar. I hope the people who love Bihar and feel its pain will give our alliance a chance this time around
Bihar goes to the polls in three phases beginning October 28.
Azad also aded that if Pappu Yadav becomes chief minister of Bihar, Dalits, Muslims and OBCs will be protected. This alliance will work towards the politics of money and power but the politics of service and will involve everyone in this endeavor.
After having been nominated the PDA’s chief ministerial candidate, Pappu Yadav said that a safe and miling Bihar will be his priority. PDA alliance will not tolerate caste and communal riots at any cost. He also promised if under his rule if migration from Bihar doesn’t sop then he will resign from his chief ministership.
He also hit out at Nitish Kumar. He said, “Why is the development not an issue for Nitish Kumar? Why does Nitish Kumar make Lalu Prasad his election issue? Why does not Nitish Kumar speak on the issues of flood and migration?”
This year’s Bihar Assembly election is witnessing a flood of chief ministerial candidates. Pappu Yadav’s name adds to the long list of CM hopefuls — leading names are Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav, and Upendra Kushwaha.