Clashes Erupt Between RJD Factions During Bihar Election Campaigning

Tensions flare as RJD factions clash during Bihar election campaign, highlighting internal divisions within the party ahead of crucial 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

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Clashes Erupt Between RJD Factions During Bihar Election Campaigning

Clashes Erupt Between RJD Factions During Bihar Election Campaigning

Shivhar, Bihar - Tensions boiled over into violence as two factions of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) workers clashed during campaigning for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Bihar's Shivhar constituency on Tuesday. The altercation between supporters of former RJD MLAs Laxmi Narayan Yadav and Acchhelal Yadav, who have been locked in a bitter rivalry since the previous assembly elections, disrupted election activities in the area.

Eyewitnesses reported that the two groups engaged in a heated verbal exchange that quickly escalated into a physical brawl. "The situation turned chaotic as the supporters of both leaders started pushing and shoving each other," said Rajesh Kumar, a local resident who witnessed the incident. "It took a lot of effort from the bystanders to bring the situation under control."

The long-standing feud between Laxmi Narayan Yadav and Acchhelal Yadav is believed to be the root cause of the clash. Sources within the RJD suggest that the conflict revolves around securing the party ticket for the Shivhar Lok Sabha seat, currently held by RJD candidate Ritu Jaiswal. Both factions are vying for the party's nomination to contest the upcoming elections.

Why this matters: The incident highlights the internal divisions within the RJD ahead of the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The infighting and lack of unity among party members could potentially impact the RJD's electoral prospects in Bihar, a key battleground state.

Local authorities have taken note of the incident and are working to maintain peace in the area. However, neither Laxmi Narayan Yadav nor Acchhelal Yadav have issued any official statements regarding the clash. As the election campaign intensifies, the RJD leadership faces the challenge of resolving internal conflicts and presenting a united front to the voters.

Key Takeaways

  • Clash between RJD workers in Shivhar, Bihar during 2024 Lok Sabha campaign
  • Altercation between supporters of former RJD MLAs Laxmi Narayan Yadav and Acchhelal Yadav
  • Conflict over securing RJD ticket for Shivhar Lok Sabha seat, currently held by Ritu Jaiswal
  • Incident highlights internal divisions within RJD ahead of crucial 2024 elections
  • Local authorities working to maintain peace, RJD leadership faces challenge of resolving conflicts