Lalu Prasad Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav on Friday grew to become up at a serve as hosted by means of Union minister Pashupati Kumar Paras, triggering speculations concerning the maverick RJD chief, who wears his non secular fervour at the sleeves, cosying as much as BJP-led NDA which his father has at all times fought teeth and nail.
Tej Pratap raised many eyebrows when he walked right down to the Patna place of job of the Lok Janshakti Birthday party’s faction headed by means of Mr Paras, to wait the primary dying anniversary of the LJP’s overdue founder and previous Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
Warmly gained by means of Mr Paras, the Hasanpur MLA took the mike to precise his complete toughen to the Union minister’s call for that his useless elder brother be given the Bharat Ratna.
Whilst Tej Pratap selected to honour the invitation prolonged by means of Mr Paras, more youthful brother Tejashwi, who lives only some hundred metres away, most well-liked to pay floral tributes at his place of abode the place a portrait of Mr Paswan used to be positioned along that of Jayaprakash Narayan, whose dying anniversary falls at the identical date.
Lalu Prasad Yadav, who’s in Delhi, visited the place of abode of Mr Paswan’s son Chirag to participate within the serve as organised at the identical instance. The RJD supremo has been seeking to woo the Jamui MP, remoted within the LJP for the reason that cut up, stressing the shut family members he shared with the useless Dalit chief.
Tej Pratap used to be additionally conspicuous by means of his absence at a gathering of RJD MLAs convened by means of Tejashwi to speak about the method for by-elections to Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan meeting segments.
The improvement got here an afternoon after Tej Pratap’s title used to be ignored from the record of the birthday party’s 20 megastar campaigners.
“Names of Tej Pratap, Misa (Lalu Prasad Yadav’s eldest daughter and Rajya Sabha MP) and Rabri Devi (wife, ex-chief minister) do not figure in the list as they had expressed their inability to take part in the campaign,” a senior birthday party chief who is understood to be with reference to Lalu Prasad’s circle of relatives mentioned on situation of anonymity.
“Not much should be read into the matter. These are just by-elections,” he insisted.
Then again, the BJP, which is the RJD’s foremost rival, used to be fast to fish in bothered waters with the statement that omission in their names signalled “time is up for Misa and Tej Pratap”.
Even if more youthful to Misa and Tej Pratap, Tejashwi, a favorite of his father, has overshadowed his elder siblings with regards to clout within the birthday party.
A former Deputy leader minister who’s at the moment chief of the opposition within the state meeting, Tejashwi Yadav emerged because the birthday party’s de facto chief whilst his father used to be in prison, serving sentences in fodder rip-off circumstances.
Tej Pratap has continuously when put next himself to Lord Krishna and Tejashwi to Arjuna, in a bid to ship around the message that some distance from being an adversary, he used to be a protector of his more youthful brother.
The state’s political firmament has, nevertheless, been witness to many an outburst of the risky chief, who floated an outfit named after his oldsters when a few of his confidants weren’t regarded as for birthday party tickets within the Lok Sabha polls.
Lately, every other shut aide of his walked over to the birthday party headed by means of Mr Paras upon being sacked as the manager of the RJD scholars’ wing. Tej Pratap reacted by means of forming a parallel scholars’ frame, leaving the birthday party rank and report flustered.
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