Lalu Prasad Yadav’s eldest daughter and RJD MP Misa Bharti has admitted that all is not well between RJD leaders Tej Pratap and Tejashwi Yadav while addressing a gathering of RJD workers in which she confirmed that all is not well between the two brothers. The brothers, so far, have been denying all the speculations about a strained relationship.
“The five fingers of our hand are not equally aligned. Similarly, there are difference between the brothers in my family, but the Rashtriya Janata Dal is a big family where we have sufficient votes. We have to galvanize the party cadre,” said sister of Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav, Misa Yadav while addressing the RJD members in the maner block of Patliputra constituency.
“I don’t like back-stabbing my workers. Being a lady, I am saying to assert that if someone will fight in front of me, I will fight like the Queen of Jhansi”, Misa Yadav added.
Earlier on two occasions, former Cabinet Minister of Bihar Tej Pratap had openly spoken on social media about being ignored within the RJD party. However, on both the occasions, he deleted the posts and said that RSS and BJP had hacked his Facebook and Twitter accounts. Tej Pratap had also claimed that he will lodge an FIR against hackers but he did not. He has also expressed his angst against the coterie surrounding brother Tejashwi Yadav, who were trying to marginalise him within the party. However, even amid the rumours of a feud, the brothers came to cut the cake on the occasion father Lalu Prasad Yadav’s birthday on June 11.
On the occasion, Tej Pratap had also said that ‘Tejashwi is the apple of his eyes and he is his Arjun, expressing his desires for him to become the CM of Bihar one day'. In fact, Tejashwi Yadav has also been calling the rumours of the rivalry ‘a conspiracy of the BJP and RSS to create a rift within the party’.
Recently, Lalu Yadav summoned Tejashwi to hospital in Ranchi since he was worried about the fight between his sons, that can ultimately hamper RJD’s political presence in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.