It can’t get bizarre than this. Former Bihar health minister and elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tej Pratap has probably made weirdest allegation ever made by a politician against her/his opponents. Tej Pratap has vacated the government bungalow which was allotted to him previously because of ghosts. Not just this, Tej Pratap has also accused Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and deputy CM Sushil Modi of planting a ghost in the bungalow, Tej Pratap told this to a local TV channel on Sunday last. Tej Pratap further said that he already has a bungalow and doesn’t need government’s alms.
Meanwhile, the ruling JD(U) reacted to Tej Pratap’s allegation, saying there is no need to unleash ghosts on “pisachas” (flesh-eating demons). JD(U) spokesperson Dr Ajay Alok even said that Lalu Prasad Yadav was bigger “ghost” and Bihar has got rid of him with much difficulty.
The former Bihar health minister was allotted a government bungalow on Deshratna Marg. He had reportedly made several changes as per suggestions from astrologers.
The state government had earlier issued a notice to Tej Pratap to vacate government bungalow. Tej Pratap had lost the ministry after the break-up of the then Grand Alliance government in July last year when Nitish Kumar decided to join hands with the BJP.
In the recently held student union election in Patna University, the student wing of RJD had suffered loss. Tej Pratap told the channel that he was betrayed by own. ABVP had won in the Patna University students union elections.
Both RJD-Congress and the ruling JD(U)-BJP are neck and neck for the upcoming byelections in the state.
Congress has fielded Shambhu Singh Patel as its candidate for Bhabhua assembly bypoll to take on BJP’s Rinki Pandey of BJP. RJD’s Sarfaraz Alam and Suday Yadav are contesting from Araria and Jehanabad seats. JD-U has fielded Abhiram Sharma from Jehanabad as NDA candidate while BJP’s Pradeep Singh will contest from Araria Lok Sabha seat.
The JD(U) had earlier decided not to contest in the bypolls but changed the decision following appeals from BJP leaders of the state.
The upcoming bypolls in the state are the first elections since the Grand Alliance collapse in 2017.