Patna: If reports are to be believed ex-Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav has given his nod to nominate Mohammad Shahabuddin’s wife Hena Shahab to the Legislative Council.
Apart from Hena, the RJD is also likely to send party state unit Chief Ramchandra Purve to the upper house of the bicameral legislature. Two RJD Ministers in the Nitish Kumar Cabinet are reportedly believed to be pushing for Hena’s candidature.
Hena will be filing for nomination on 24th May.
The RJD is likely to send five candidates to the Legislative Council from its quota.
In the 2009 general elections Mohammad Shahabuddin was in jail serving life-imprisonment for murder and was not allowed to contest the polls. At that time Hena contested from Siwan, her husband’s constituency as a RJD party candidate, but lost by 63,000 votes to her husband’s longtime opponent Om Prakash Yadav.
In 2010, Lalu continued to promote Hena and Sahabuddin in his party. In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, she once again contested on an RJD ticket but lost.
Shahabuddin, a two-time MLA, has been in jail since 2005 in several cases of murder and kidnapping and was convicted by Siwan court in eight cases and was sentenced to life in two.