Patna: The elder son of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tej Pratap, on Wednesday announced the launch of an online “platform for change-makers” on social media platform Twitter.
Tej Pratap, in his post, said the online portal will be launched on June 28 (Friday) at 10:30 am. Called the ‘Tej Sena’, he also shared a mobile number on which one can register to be a part of the movement.
During the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he had claimed that he was the second Lalu of Bihar, in a veiled attack at his brother Tejashwi Yadav, with whom he has had a power tussle off and on. He had claimed that bootlickers were given the party ticket for the general elections.
However, he took a u-turn around May-end and said that he supports his younger brother Tejashwi Yadav. He also surprisingly claimed that whoever doesn’t like Tejashwi, can leave, be it the RJD or the magathbandhan members.
Tej Pratap has several times in the past staked claimed to his father’s throne, with claims that he is the right heir to the RJD top post after his father. However, he has time and again strolled into controversies, from washing his dirty linen in public to speaking against his family.
The RJD, that at one point held a tight grip on the state of Bihar, was reduced to smithereens after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Their clarion call for a ‘Modi mukt Bharat’ fell flat as the party failed to win even one seat in the state. Such was the impact of the Modi juggernaut, the National Democratic Alliance secured 39 out of the 40 parliamentary constituencies in the state, with the Congress winning only one