Jamui: There is a Kothi in Bihar which has been dominating in the politics of Bihar. Lal Kothi of Gidhaur has ruled for three decades in the politics of Jamui and Banka districts. Now due to Shreyasi Singh, the political successor of this Kothi, Lal Kothi is again in the headlines. Shreyasi Singh is the BJP candidate for Jamui seat. His father late Digvijay Singh has been a Union Minister and after his father’s death, mother Putul Devi has also been a Member of Parliament twice. She has won the independent Lok Sabha elections once.
Shreyasi Singh is pitted against Vijay Prakash, the younger brother of Mahagathbandhan candidate and former Union Minister Jayaprakash Narayan Yadav. At the same time, Ajay Pratap Singh, son of former minister Narendra Singh, is also in the field. Because of this the conflict here is triangular.
Shreyasi Singh’s father Digvijay Singh did not get along with Nitish Kumar. He had also criticized him several times in public. This successor of Gidhaur dynasty had created a new identity in politics. He was very close to socialist leader George Fernandes. He died at the age of 55 due to brain hemorrhage. He had been an MP five times. He reached the Rajya Sabha in 1990 itself.
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People used to call Digvijay Singh of Lal Kothi as Dada. When he died, his wife was elected twice MP from Banka. Now the political legacy of Lal Kothi rests on the shoulders of his daughter and international shooter Shreyasi Singh. Lal Kothi’s relations with the BJP have been very good. This is the reason why last month when Putul Singh addressed about a thousand workers in Lal Kothi and said that the responsibility of this Kothi is now on his shoulders, Shreyasi Singh was immediately included in BJP. Now she is BJP candidate from here.