Patna: Lalu Prasad’s first born Misa Bharti will contest the general elections from Patliputra in Bihar. Misa – who gets her unusual first name from the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA), the law under which her father was jailed during Emergency – has been named on a first list on 23 candidates released by the RJD today.
37-year-old MISA is the oldest of nine siblings. Lalu Prasad’s sons, Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi, are already active in party politics.This time he is fielding his wife and three-term chief minister of Bihar, Rabri Devi, from Chhapra. Rabri, 54, had lost the 2010 assembly polls in both the constituencies she contested – Raghopur and Sonepur.
Lalu Yadav, 65, cannot contest this year’s elections as he was convicted last year by a special CBI court in a fodder scam case.