Report – Manish Vats
Madhepura. It is about 1989. Famous litterateur and Hindi poet Dr. RK Yadav Ravi was elected Lok Sabha MP from Madhepura Lok Sabha seat for the ninth Lok Sabha. He was a speaker and teacher of good image. He was very popular in the area. Everything was going fine. Meanwhile, mid-term elections were held in the year 1991. In this election also Dr. Ravi was made the candidate on behalf of Janata Dal. Meanwhile, just 2 days before the polling, an independent candidate Rajkumari Chaudhary was abducted and murdered. For this reason the immediate election was stopped. Elections were held in the rest of the country, in which Sharad Yadav lost the Lok Sabha election from Budaun seat in Uttar Pradesh.
Here, after a few days re-election was held in Madhepura and Dr. Ravi won again. He got about 64 percent of the total votes polled in the election. There was a wave of happiness, but due to the defeat of Sharad Yadav, the young Turk of the Samajwadi movement, the workers and leaders of the Samajwadi Party were saddened. Workers and party leaders believed that when there is a government of its own party at the center and in Bihar as well, then how can a popular young socialist leader like Sharad Yadav be left out. He should be made to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Bihar somewhere.
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Gradually, the discussion about Sharad Yadav contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Kosi region intensified and then Dr. Ravi, who was MP from Madhepura, happily gave up his seat for Sharad Yadav. Elections were held and Sharad Yadav won and reached the Lok Sabha. After this he became a resident of Madhepura itself. He also built a house by taking land in Madhepura. When he was unable to leave due to illness, his son Shantanu Bundela and daughter Subhashini came here and tried to remove his shortcoming. In the last assembly elections, his daughter Subhashini also contested on Congress ticket from Bihariganj assembly seat in Madhepura district. However, he could not win.
A close relationship was established with Sharad ji: Prof. Amardeep
While sharing the above information, Dr. Ravi’s son Prof. Amardeep Kumar tells that I was a witness to that moment when I had gone with my father Dr. Ravi on a certain road in Patna at night. The then Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and other leaders were sitting there. Here father urged Sharad ji to contest from Madhepura Loksabha seat. Dr. Amardeep says that though we were already politically connected with Sharad Yadav, but after that we developed a very close relationship with him, which is still going on. Whenever Sharad ji used to come to Madhepura, he used to meet and interact with father.
Madhepura had started coming to Madhepura since 1980: Vijay Verma
Former MLC Vijay Verma, who is considered very close to Sharad Yadav in Madhepura, says that I was in Buxar Central Jail during the Emergency. There the news was heard on the radio that Madhu Limay and Sharad Yadav had left the Lok Sabha. Then we thought that who is this leader who is giving up the membership even after becoming an MP. After this, we gradually started coming closer to Sharad ji. Mr. Verma tells that Sharad ji’s coming to Madhepura had started in the 1980s. He used to come here to meet socialist leaders.
In those days, a big meeting of Sharad Yadav was held at Rasbihari High School ground in Madhepura. After this, we slowly went on becoming very close to Sharad Yadav ji. On the other hand, JP fighter Siyaram Yadav tells that we used to meet Sharad Yadav a lot. In the meantime, when Sharad Yadav lost the Lok Sabha election from Badayun, we were in great trouble. They say that after this many other youth leaders like me, Vijay Verma, former MLA Parmeshwari Prasad Nirala once during an informal meeting in Patna urged Sharad ji to contest from Madhepura. At that time, Sharad ji had simply avoided the matter, but when there was a continuous demand for socialist leaders from Madhepura and this area, even Sharad ji could not refuse.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 15, 2023, 12:28 IST