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Wife in LS fray, ‘bahubali’ Anand Mohan who ‘kept Lalu on toes’ faces litmus test in Sheohar

Serving life term for his role in the 1994 lynching of Gopalganj district magistrate G. Krishnaiah, the gangster-turned-politician was released from jail in April last year when the Bihar government changed jail rules that previously barred remission of jail term of those convicted for murder of a public servant on duty. His wife Lovely Anand is the Janata Dal (United), or JD(U), candidate against Ritu Jaiswal of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) as Sheohar prepares to vote on 25 May. RJD candidate Ritu Jaiswal shows her party symbol lantern while on campaigning in Sheohar | By Special Arrangement While Jaiswal is making this contest a battle of contrast by projecting it as a contest between “assassin of an IAS and a hard-working wife of an IAS officer who left luxury in Delhi to serve the...

52 criminal cases & love of horses — who’s Bihar ex-MLA Anant Singh, out campaigning on 15-day parole

New Delhi: Anant Kumar Singh, former Mokama MLA and a notorious criminal with a record of 52 cases, ranging from abduction and murder to violations of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), wasted no time when he walked out of a Patna jail on 15 days of parole earlier this week. He immediately began canvassing for Rajiv Ranjan Singh, also known as Lalan Singh, the Janata Dal (United) candidate for Bihar’s Munger Lok Sabha seat.Despite being a convicted criminal, Singh wields considerable clout in Munger, under which Mokama falls. While he was granted parole by the Bihar Home Department to resolve an “ancestral property matter”, the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal has denounced it as a political manoeuvre by the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Beur Jail superintendent ...