It seems that the rift between Yadav brothers of the RJD, Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav, has not died down. As per reports, Lalu Prasad 's elder son Tej Pratap, despite being present in the house, gave the miss to the meeting that was held at former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi's residence to discuss the strategy for 2019 general elections. It is speculated that Tej Pratap had recently said that poor upper caste should be given reservation, however, his agenda was not discussed during the meeting.
Amid the speculation, RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav came out and dismissed all the speculation of having differences with brother Tejashwi Yadav. He alleged that attempts were being made to drive a wedge between "Krishna and Balram".
"I had gone to Mathura on a pilgrimage and fallen ill. Upon return, I spent my time recuperating and that is the only reason why I was not present at the meeting. Otherwise all people know that I do attend all RJD functions," the state's former health minister Tej Pratap Yadav said.
Indirectly attacking the opposition, he dubbed these speculations and remarks as his rival parties' attempts to manufacture a division in his family.
"Attempts are being made to drive a wedge between Krishna and Balram," said the former minister, who appeared before the camera with his forehead typically smeared with ash.
The mischief-mongers need to remember that Krishna was armed with the Sudarshan Chakra which they all will be slain with, he added.
About reports that he was trying to chart a separate political course, he asserted, "I only believe in following the path of my father and party supremo Lalu Prasad." Linking his father to socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan, Tej Pratap said Bihar had witnessed a JP movement in the 1970s and now, it is going to witness an LP (abbreviation for Lalu Prasad) movement.