NEW DELHI -- With the Bihar State Elections less than a month away, emotions are running high as strategic decisions on candidates and their seats are being made for the closely contested battle.
While some politicians are party-hopping, and a few are resigning, Dalit leader Ram Vilas Paswan's decision to cut out Anil Kumar Sadhu, his son-in-law, has resulted in an embarrassing family feud.
Recently, a heartbroken Sadhu, who heads the Lok Janashakti Party's Dalit Sena, bawled on television after being denied a ticket, and he unleashed his wrath against Chirag Paswan, his brother-in-law, by calling him a "flop hero who is not a Dalit leader."
While Chirag, who is also a parliamentarian from the Jamui constituency, is making key decisions for the upcoming elections, there are rumblings against his elevation among senior LJP leaders. Meanwhile, Paswan’s younger brother Pashupati Kumar Paras and nephew Prince Raj have been given tickets.
"We will reveal such secrets that the public of Bihar will forget to take the name of Paswan ji," Sadhu said in an interview with CNN-IBN. "Chirag Paswan calls himself a neta. Chirag Paswan is a flop hero. His film 'Miley Naa Miley Hum' was a flop. In our district, everyone went to see the movie with their own money, and we were told to say that he is a good actor."
"The way that Chirag flopped in the film, the same way the Dalits of Bihar will flop him and send him to Delhi," he said. "He is not a Dalit leader."
Sadhu also citied lyrics from the Bollywood movie - Bewafa - "Achcha sila diya tune mere pyar ka, yaar ne hi loot liya ghar yaar ka."
An anguished Sadhu begins to cry at 1:59 minutes in the video.