With his fate being decided by voters in Madhepura on Wednesday, Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav alleged that rival parties were using money power to influence the media.

Media me thaili ka khub khel hua hain (money power has been used to use media),” Mr. Yadav told reporters after casting his vote at the Adarash Madhya Vidyalaya here.

Locked in a triangular fight with Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav of RJD and Vijay Singh Kushwaha of BJP, Mr. Yadav, who is making a bid to enter the Lok Sabha for the fifth term from the Yadav-dominated Madhepura constituency, refused to comment on rivals.

“I have fought ideologically against Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and others. Why do you lower my prestige by making these leaders (Pappu Yadav and Vijay Singh Kushwaha) my rivals,” he said.

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