According to early trends being broadcast on TV, Misa Bharti of the Rashtriya Janata Dal is trailing in Pataliputra. Ram Kripal Yadav, who was once believed to be close to Lalu, had moved to the BJP in 2014 and he beat Misa by a 40,000-plus margin. In 2014, when Misa’s candidature upset Ram Kripal, she rushed to Delhi and claimed she wanted to placate him. Misa told TV channels then that she would not contest if Ram Kripal was so upset with her getting the ticket for Pataliputra. This time during campaigning, Ram Kripal painted the RJD as a family based party.
Source: The Telegraph May 23, 2019 03:54 UTC