Patna: Filling in for his father Lalu Prasad Yadav who remains incarcerated in a jail in Ranchi in connection with the fodder scam that rocked the state back in the '90s, Tejaswi Yadav on Thursday sought forgiveness from the people of Bihar for any misdeed or mistake that might have been committed when his parents ran the state.
"Our party was in power for 15 years at the time when I was just a little boy. I apologize for any misdeed that might have been committed during those years and seek your forgiveness," Yadav said at a function to induct new members in the party.
The man who is seen by his followers as the future Chief Minister of Bihar further said that no one could deny that it was his father who ushered social justice in the state where the poor and downtrodden were systemically oppressed and had no voice in the government.
"Lalu ji never compromised with social justice and the honor of India. He paved way for poor and backwards so they could have a voice in the governance. Our party represents all and I promise to rise above the petty politics and caste line to honor everyone and work for the betterment of Bihar," the former Deputy Chief Minister said.
Ignoring the past failure of his father and mother's government that gave rise to the pejorative 'Jungle Raj' term to denote Bihar, Yadav said that given an opportunity again, his government will 'open the floodgate of development' in Bihar.
Taking shots at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership at the state and the center, the RJD de facto president said that when the entire state was in the clutch of deadly Coronavirus, the BJP was concerned with the upcoming election and organizing virtual rally in the state spending crores in taxpayer's money while Nitish Kumar was hiding in his bungalow virtually allowing the state to run on his own in the absence of any cohesive policy to keep the virus at bay.
"These NDA leaders don't care about the health of the people of Bihar and only care about how to save their position and power," he said.
Yadav also slammed the Chief Minister for failing to control rising unemployment number in the state and skyrocketing crime and corruption in Bihar.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS