Patna: RJD will not field candidates with
criminal backgrounds in the coming assembly polls in Bihar,
its national spokesman Ram Kripal Yadav said today.
``RJD has taken a principled decision ... There is no
place for `bahubalis` in the party,`` he told newsmen here.
The party, he said, had already received 4000
applications for tickets for the assembly polls and the
prospective candidates would be identified at RJD`s
parliamentary board meeting on September 7.
The decision on the candidates will be taken later by
the party leadership, he said.
Yadav slammed the NDA government`s performance in Bihar
and said the return of the RJD-LJP alliance was certain as the
electorate wanted to vote out the `incompetent` and `corrupt`
regime headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Meanwhile, JD(U) leader Sajjan Mishra joined RJD
along with his supporters.