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Rashtriya Parivartan Dal
RPD had one seat in the Uttar Pradesh state assembly, held by Mehboob Ali. Ali, however, defected to Bahujan Samaj Party on February 11 2003 as he was offered a ministerial post in the Mayawati cabinet.
Ahead of the 2004 Lok Sabha elections Yadav joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. His stay in the party did however become short, due to the overwheling criticism against the BJP for accepting him due to his criminal record. After being expelled from the BJP, Yadav reconstituted his RPD.
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