Minutes after Lalu Prasad’s return to Patna, Tej Pratap Yadav sits on a dharna outside Rabri Devi’s residence

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Updated: October 24, 2021 11:14 PM

Tej Pratap Yadav threw a fit outside the residence of his mother Rabri Devi when he was stopped from entering the 10, Circular Road, bungalow, where Prasad is putting up upon return to the city after three years, and dashed to his own house a few hundred metres away.

Minutes after Lalu Prasad's return to Patna, Tej Pratap Yadav sits on a dharnaRashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav being welcomed by supporters on his arrival at Jai Prakash Narayan airport in Patna. (PTI Photo)

RJD president Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav on Sunday staged a sit-in outside his residence, minutes after he accused his detractors of preventing him from spending time with his father whom he had received at the airport. The mercurial RJD MLA was, however, assuaged when Prasad came to his house along with wife Rabri Devi. Tej Pratap washed the feet of his father, who remained seated in the car before driving back.

Talking to reporters afterwards, Yadav said, “Look how I had decorated my house to welcome my father who had been away from me for long because of cases he has been framed in by his feudal detractors.” Earlier, Yadav had thrown a fit outside the residence of his mother Rabri Devi when he was stopped from entering her bungalow at 10, Circular Road, where Prasad is putting up upon return to the city after three years.

Yadav returned to his house, a few hundred metres from his mother’s bungalow, and sat on a dharna along with supporters who carried flags of the “Chhatra Janshakti Parishad” he has floated. “I am very unhappy. Jagadanand Singh (state RJD president) is an RSS agent who keeps humiliating me. And I have a word of caution for my younger brother Tejashwi as well,” the maverick leader alleged.

“I often say he (Tejashwi) is like Arjuna and I, like Lord Krishna, am committed to helping him get what is his due. But he must realise he is no more a kid breastfed by his mother. If the party continues to function in this fashion, he will never become the chief minister,” fumed Yadav.

The BJP, which is the RJD’s principal rival in Bihar, latched on to the opportunity to fish in troubled waters.
In a statement, BJP OBC Morcha national general secretary and state spokesman Nikhil Anand linked Tej Pratap Yadav’s “humiliation” to his ugly marital dispute with wife Aishwarya, whose father Chandrika Roy is now with the JD(U) of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

“The very family members who had supported Tej Pratap Yadav in humiliating Aishwarya have now turned their backs on him and treating him as if he is a lunatic. Tej Pratap is politically mature, but he has been sidelined in the party founded by his own father, despite being the elder son. He could never understand the conspiracy against himself,” said Anand.

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