Tej Pratap Yadav Unhappy with Treatment by his Own Party

RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav (file photo).

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Patna: Tej Pratap Yadav, the eldest son of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi on Thursday resigned from the post of coordinator of the RJD student wing saying those who think of him as a naïve person were naïve themselves.

The former Health Minister of Bihar who has a healthy appetite for melodrama – case in point, his marriage to Aishwarya Rai only to end up in court less than six months after the wedding – in a tweet, said that he knew who had how much clout in Bihar and those who thought of him as a simpleton or naïve person were being naïve themselves.

Yadav, who was the coordinator of the student wing of the party, resigned from his post today in a sign of protest over seat sharing arrangement within the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, insiders say.

Sources within the party said Tej Pratap Yadav wanted his sister Misa Bharti to contest from Pataliputra seat so she could go directly against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Ram Kripal Yadav – a person the Lalu family considers a turncoat. However, that seat is likely to go to RJD leader from Maner Bhai Virendra, a hardcore Lalu loyalist.

Similarly, Yadav wanted his uncle Sadhu Yadav to contest from Valmiki Nagar seat but that one is also poised to go to some other candidate.

Yadav also cancelled a press conference that he had convened earlier today to express his disappointment over seat-sharing arrangement after his mother Rabri Devi talked him out of it.

The former Health Minister is also said to be annoyed with his own party after his name, along with the name of his sister Misa Bharti, was excluded from the list of ‘star campaigners’ in Bihar despite the fact that the names of both his mother and younger brother Tejaswi Yadav appear in this list.


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