Tejaswi Yadav Comes Out of his Hiding to Attend RJD Meet

RJD leaders inaugurate party meet at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Saturday.

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Patna: After remaining in hiding for nearly a month and a half since the obliteration of his party in the last Lok Sabha elections, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav finally came out of hibernation to take part in the party's national working committee meet held at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Saturday.

In his speech, Yadav, who also happens to be the leader of the opposition in the state Assembly, tried to quell rumors of his possible resignation from the party post or seeking new alliance to revive his political fortune.

Rest of his speech was taking shots at the NDA, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar that, he said, were more interested in winning polls at all cost than serving the poor and the needy.

"We will face the same people in the next election that we faced in the past election so we need a better strategy than before. While we will continue to fight against social injustices and communalism, we will have to expand our base and connect with those who are disillusioned by the NDA regime. It is true that our party lost big in the last election but the road to success goes through the road to disappointment. Whatever mistakes we have made, we will rectify them and work on new ideas so we do not repeat our follies.

Yadav was also unanimously named the party's Chief Ministerial candidate in the next Assembly polls in Bihar that is to take place next year.

"The party will contest next year's election under the leadership of party president Lalu Prasad Yadav and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi," he said.

Other leaders, in their speech, regurgitated the party line that the last Lok Sabha election was rigged and stolen by the NDA.

Besides Tejaswi Yadav and Rabri Devi, all other big names in the party were present on the occasion.


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