Lalu Prasad Yadav’s eldest son and former Health Minister of Bihar, Tej Pratap Yadav may not be as active and a sharp politician as brother Tejashwi Yadav but is certainly a hope in disguise. The multitasker has been in news for not just for his divergent character but also for his distinguished ideology towards the idea of development and politics that is reflected time to time.
He is a versatile person and has been admired by Prime Minister Modi for his get-up. Tej loves to dress-up like ‘Lord Krishna’ and PM Modi had called him ‘Kanhaiya’ saying, “Aap toh Kishan Kanhaiya hog ye hain” (you have become Krisha from your look). From his self-assertive style to his religious yatra’s to his dressings like Gods and then his upcoming movie in Bollywood shows Tej’s multifaceted personality and depicts his all-round skills.
Targetting his critics and hate-mongers, once Tej Pratap tweeted:
मैं धार्मिक हूँ, धर्मान्ध नहीं।
मेरी नीतियाँ धर्मनिरपेक्ष हैं, मेरा जीवनदर्शन धर्मशील है।
मेरा धर्म मुझे करुणा सिखाता है, घृणा नहीं।
मेरे लिए हर जन समान है क्योंकि मैं मनुवादी नहीं।
मेरी साधना के स्तर को समझना धर्म की राजनीति करने वाले ठेकेदारों की वश की बात नहीं!
जय श्री कृष्ण! pic.twitter.com/q2YQuwGVEw
— Tej Pratap Yadav (@TejYadav14) August 4, 2018
Amid the recent controversy in the political corridors, Tej Pratap Yadav came in front to dismiss all the whispers on the street and spoke about the reason of his absence in the recent Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) meeting at Rabri Devi’s residence. Tej Pratap called all the rumours mere an attempt to create a breach in the relationship of Krishna and Balram. Lalu Prasad’s son Tej also said that no one can sideline him from the RJD.
“I had gone to Mathura on a pilgrimage and fallen ill while coming back through roadways. After my return, I was relaxing for my health recovery. That alone is the reason for my absence from the meeting. Everyone knows that I never miss any of the RJD meetings,” said RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav.
Recently a meeting was called at former chief minister Rabri Devi’s house where Tej Pratap Yadav was not present even though he was at home. This had triggered rumours where there were speculations of having differences with brother Tejashwi Yadav. The meeting was aimed at discussing the party’s strategy for the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
“I only believe in following the path of my father and party supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav. Bihar has witnessed a JP (Jai Prakash) movement in the 1970s and now, it is going to witness an LP (Lalu Prasad) movement,” said former Health Minister Tej Pratap.
Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United (JDU) had taken a potshot at RJD after Tej Pratap’s absence in the party meeting. JDU had claimed that there are some differences within the party chief’s family.
“Whenever the struggle for power enters a family, it leads to a Mahabharat. The situation within the family which controls the RJD has become explosive. It is just a matter of time before the explosion takes place”, said JD(U) spokesman Sanjay.