In yet another tussle between Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav, sources said that Tej Pratap was not allowed to speak in the rally held at Bikram in Pataliputra Lok Sabha constituency for Misa Bharti.
Following the development, Tej Pratap Yadav said:
"I did not get a chance, but I will get a chance next time. They are trying to suppress young people but you cannot suppress youth power, it comes like a wave. They know that the popularity of Tej Pratap Yadav is increasing, he talks about ground issues, I replicate my father's style, that's why people are jealous."
On Friday, taking to Twitter, Tej Pratap had said that he missed his father because he was not allowed to speak.
Tej Pratap Yadav was in the list of speakers in the rally held at Bikram in Pataliputra Lok Sabha constituency for Misa Bharti. Rahul Gandhi had addressed the rally, however, sourced said Tejashwi's supporters did not allow Tej Pratap to speak in the rally.
Getting into a damage control mode, Tejashwi Yadav said that Tej Pratap always speaks during his rally but could not the last time as there was a time constraint.
"He has spoken at every stage, whenever I was on a rally. There is also the aspect of time constraint, we also had to do a roadshow," he said.
Less than ten days ago, hinting that the inner tussle in the RJD is still on, Lalu Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti, quoted as many as five party leaders when asked that who is leading the party in the absence of her father Lalu Prasad Yadav.
When asked who is leading the party in the absence of Lalu Yadav, she said:
"We all are there, Lalu ji, Tejashwi ji, Tej Pratap ji, Abdul Bari Siddiqui ji, Raghuvansh ji, Tejashwi ji is campaigning, Rabri ji is campaigning, Mahagathbandhan's Upendra Kushwaha is campaigning, Mahagathbandhan's Manjhi ji is campaigning. There is nothing as you think. If you recall Tej Pratap's interview, you will remember that he said Tejashwi is his Arjuna (from Mahabharata) and he is with Mahagathbandhan."
Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently behind the bars for the Fodder scam. On April 10, the Supreme Court had dismissed Lalu Prasad Yadav's bail plea. Yadav, who has been in a hospital for about eight months now, had sought bail on medical grounds. The decision came after the Central Bureau of Investigation had filed an affidavit before the opposing the bail plea of Yadav convicted in the fodder scam.