It seems that all is not well in RJD after former Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav meet his supports outside his residence on Saturday. While addressing the media, Tej Pratap Yadav infromed that he has requested Tejashwi Yadav to provide ticket to Chandraprakash from Jahanabad and Angesh Singh from Sheohar.
"People from all across Bihar have gathered here. Even from Sheohar. Surrendra Ji has lost 3 times. Now, the one who talks about citizen's interest will get voted. I am here to listen to their grief. Yesterday I met Tejashwi ji after his press briefing. I propsed the same to him. He said we will see, we will do something but he was indecisive. He ultimately announced the name of Surrendra Singh. Now, Angesh Singh will fight independently and I am with him".
One of the supports of Tej Pratap even called Tejashwi arrogant when the media was interecting with the crowd. With Tej Pratap standing next to hime, the supporter said:
"Tejaswi is arrogant. He never meets us. We keep waiting. We consider Tej Pratap as our leader".
Earlier, Sources informed Republic TV that Lalu Prasad Yadav's elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav, might contest independently from the Saran constituency against his Father-in-law Chandrika Rai, who is a sitting RJD MLA. This came as another blow to RJD after Tej Pratap Yadav's resignation from the party’s student wing on Thursday and threat to quit the RJD.
He had tweeted his decision saying,” I am resigning from the post of Sanrakshak (mentor) of the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s student wing. Naïve are those who think I am naïve. I have information as to how much trouble each one is in.”
After Tej Pratap Yadav’s threat to quit RJD, the party called off a press conference.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal on Monday announced its star campaigners list ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The list included Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav among others. However, sibling rivalry within Lalu Yadav's family came out in the open as sister Misa Bharti's name was missing from RJD star campaigners list. RJD is contesting in 20 out 0f 40 Lok Sabha seats as per the seat-sharing pact announced by the grand alliance (Mahagathbandhan) on March 22.