Lok Sabha 2019 Elections: Sulking Tej Pratap Yadav's latest tantrum



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Last month, Tej Pratap Yadav resigned from a post of Rashtriya Janata Dal.

Patna:

Shortly before the national election, rivalry in the family of RJD chief Lalu Yadav is worsening. His eldest son, Tej Pratap Yadav, who left a party post last week, signaling a giant bad mood, threatened to form a new party in honor of his parents; the banner is ready and your job title is "Lalu-Rabri Morcha".

Tej Pratap Yadav wants his helpers to be sent by RJD or Rashtriya Janata Dal in two seats, Jehanabad and Sheohar. If not, he would have warned his party, he will put his candidates anyway under the name of the new party.

Tej Pratap, 30, has been upset since his father-in-law Chandrika Ray – one of the party leaders – has been included in the RJD candidate list for national elections from April to May. Even worse for him, Chandrika Ray will contest Saran's constituency, which his father, Lalu Yadav, has won four times. Lalu Yadav is serving a prison term for corruption.

Tej Pratap filed for divorce within six months of his marriage to Chandrika Ray's daughter, Aishwarya. He strongly opposed his nomination, but his younger and politically smarter brother Tejashwi, who takes all the decisions of the party in the absence of his father, clearly had other ideas.

Tejashwi moved on and announced Chandrika Ray to Saran's constituency the day after Tej Pratap left as head of the youth wing of the RJD, commenting on a tweet: "Naive are those who think I'm naive."

Asked by reporters about the tweet, Tejashwi smiled, "Have not you seen his statement that he is my Krishna and I am your Arjun?"

It is unclear if the beer division can be avoided again with a photo with the two fighting brothers and their mother, Rabri Devi, feeding each other.

Tejashwi and Tej Pratap were both in the Nitish Kumar government before leaving the RJD in 2017 and reviving their alliance with the BJP. Tejashwi, who was appointed deputy prime minister, is generally seen as the political heir of Lalu Yadav. Tej Pratap, though older, was Minister of Health. He was always taken less seriously.

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