Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 14
The daughter of former NDA convener Sharad Yadav today joined the Congress, hailing the leadership of Gandhis and promising to strengthen the “social revolution her father started in Bihar”.
Subhashini Yadav joined the Congress in the presence of state leaders — Bihar Congress chief Madan Mohan Jha, AICC secretary Bihar Devendra Yadav and party spokesman Pawan Khera.
Yadav described Subhashini as a social activist working on child welfare and an inheritor of “Sharad Yadav’s spotless legacy”. Khera said the entry of Sharad Yadav’s daughter would boost the prospects of the grand alliance in the state.
Subhashini Yadav joined along with former LJP leader Kali Pandey, who had in 1984 won the Gopalganj Lok Sabha seat as an Independent and later supported late PM Rajiv Gandhi. Both Subhashini Yadav and Pandey are expected to be fielded by the Congress in the upcoming Bihar poll although the party, as always, said the joining was unconditional.