In a severe setback to RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav, who has been rebelling against his own party, RJD supporters were seen protesting against him on Sunday in the presence of Rabri Devi, wife of RJD Chief and former Bihar Chief Minister, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Tej Pratap himself while he was campaigning in Pataliputra for his sister and RJD's candidate, Misa Bharti.
The video accessed by Republic TV shows:
RJD workers protesting against Tej Pratap while shouting slogans saying, "Murdabad Murdabad, Tej Pratap Murdabad." Hearing this, Tej Pratap is seen angrily ordering the his supporters and to handle the protesting crowd.
"Earlier in the day, Tej Pratap had raised objections when he did not see his face on posters of the RJD campaign. Apart from this, he has antagonized supporters of Tejashwi Yadav and the supporters of Bhai Virendra who is the local MLA from Maner which falls under the Pataliputra Constituency. He has openly opposed his father-in-law's candidacy for the Saran constituency and has also raised objections against RJD's candidate in Jehanabad and Sehore constituencies," according to Republic TV reports.
On Saturday, a day after Lalu Yadav's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav claimed that he is the 'second Lalu' and 'real blood of Lalu Yadav', he had further protested against RJD's candidate from Saran district of Bihar.
In a Facebook post on Friday, Tej Pratap said that the Saran seat belonged to his father and hence people should not vote for someone who is not the part of Lalu's family.
He added: "In this traditional seat of Saran, someone outside the family should not get the vote. I appeal that people of Saran should not for him. He is an impersonator. He will work to deceive the great citizens of Saran. He is like a color-changing chameleon. Therefore, I appeal don't waste your vote on this RJD candidate."
Earlier, when he announced his party Lalu Rabri Morcha, sources had informed that he wanted to contest from his father's seat of Saran.
On Friday, speaking in the rally, Tej Pratap said: "Lalu ji used to take up a round of the villages in his helicopter. But these netas today gets tired in two programmes only. I asked Tejashwi to save our father's legacy. Lalu Prasad Yadav used to do 10-12 rallies in a day. Nowadays leaders get tired after 2 rallies. Lalu Prasad is my ideal and he is my teacher and I am here for him. I follow him, he is the example of an energetic human being."
Five constituencies - Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Saran and Hajipur in Bihar will be voting on Monday in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls. Results will be announced on May 23.