Tejaswi Yadav Denies Rift with his Brother Tej Pratap Yadav

Tejaswi Yadav at Kanu rally in Patna on Sunday.

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Patna: With his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav venting on the social media about his diminished status in the party while his younger brother and former Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav hogging the limelight as the party accepts him the natural heir of party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, the younger sibling on Sunday tried to quell the rumor that all was not well within the Lalu-Rabri household as suggested in the media.

"The media and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to cause rift between me and my brother. There is no misunderstanding between us as I love and respect my elder brother and all this rumor of difference between us is just not true," Tejaswi Yadav said at a rally of the people belonging to the Kanu caste at Bapu Sabhagar in Patna on Sunday where he was honored with the 'Kanu Crown' in a symbolic gesture of him being accepted as their leader.

As reported, Tej Pratap Yadav had, on social media, went on a long rant expressing his frustration with his own party leaders accusing them of trying to sow the seeds of discord between him and his younger brother. He also threatened to retire from politics if he was not given the respect he deserved.

"I love my brother and I rely on him for his advice. Any suggestion to the contrary is simply made up by our political opponents," he said.

The former Deputy Chief Minister then turned his attention towards Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) President and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha saying he was not given the due respect that he deserved as a member of the NDA.

"For the last four years, Upendra Kushwaha has been getting the shorter end of the stick as the BJP continues to give him the step-motherly treatment. He is a much bigger leader than Nitish Kumar who has no base of himself whereas Mr. Kushwaha enjoys the support of his community. He is welcome to walk out of the NDA and join hands with us in our effort to give the NDA the boot in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections," the RJD leader said.

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