Patna: With political pressure in the wake of upcoming Lok Sabha elections taking its toll on many political operatives, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav, to let out some steam, sat down at a ‘chaat’ shop outside gate number 2 of Patna Zoo to relish some delicious roadside food.
Yadav, who is, much to the frustration of his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav, increasingly being seen as the natural heir to the RJD empire created by his father and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav who remains behind bars in a Ranchi jail, was accompanied by party national spokesperson Manoj Jha, state general secretary Alok Mehta and other party workers.
“I will continue to meet with the people of Bihar who are making it clear that they are very angry with the Modi government at the Center and the NDA government in the state. They feel like their work is not being done and crime and corruption are reaching an all-time high. Youths are feeling cheated in the absence of employment and those who are fighting to preserve reservation in jobs and education are also feeling threatened by the Modi government. The Grand Alliance is working hard to expose this failed government. NDA is poised to lose very big in Bihar,” he said.
The former Deputy Chief Minister chose not to answer any question on his brother Tej Pratap Yadav’s political theatrics including forming his own party, Lalu Rabri Morcha, so he could field candidates of his own choice.
“This is a personal family matter and any issue will be resolved within the confines of the family household,’ Yadav said.
He also refused to elaborate on the reported threat on the life of his brother who claimed to have received the threat on his personal secretary Srijan Swaraj’s cell phone.
With Tej Pratap’s flair for melodrama and a history of over-the-top rhetoric, many people within the party are not buying this ‘threat to life’ narrative despite the former Health Minister filing an FIR with the Sachivalaya police station.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS