PATNA: Continuing with his strategy of promoting his family members in politics, RJD chief Lalu Prasad is all set to send his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and his eldest daughter Misa Bharati to Rajya Sabha in the biennial election for the Upper House next year.
RJD sources confirmed that Rabri and Misa will be the likely candidates from the state. The RJD, which won 80 seats in the recent Bihar assembly elections, can easily get both of them elected with the help of just two more votes as a candidate needs 41 votes to win the election.
Five RS seats will fall vacant after five JD(U) MPs retire in July 2016. “Lalu keeps saying that he will work at national level while Nitish will work in Bihar. Nomination of Rabri and Misa will be the first step in that direction. Lalu will get an address in the national capital,” said an RJD source, adding that being a three-time former CM, Rabri will be entitled to a big house as an MP.