RJD not to give tickets to candidates with criminal background

RJD will not field candidates with criminal backgrounds in the coming assembly polls in Bihar, its national spokesman Ram Kripal Yadav said today.

Last Updated: Sep 05, 2010, 19:06 PM IST

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.

PTI