Elder son of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and former Health Minister of the state, Tej Pratap Yadav recently announced his return to politics amid the row over his divorce with wife Aishwarya Rai. Days after the announcement, Tej Pratap Yadav posted a video trailer on his social media featuring his youth organization named Dharmnirpeksh Sevak Sangh (DSS) that he launched last year.
In the video clip, the Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) leader can be seen standing on a chariot personifying Arjuna with Lord Krishna as 'saarthi' holding the reins of the vehicle, similarly which was seen during the battle of Kurukshetra in the epic of Mahabharata. Furthermore, from the video, it appears that Tej Pratap Yadav's DSS promises to be a secular organization while bringing all religions together.
Apparently, this video has started quite a debate on social media because months ago Tej Pratap had posted a tweet indicating that he was ready to give the throne to brother and fellow RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and go on exile. He took to Twitter and wrote, 'I have thought to make Arjun(Tejashwi Yadav) sit on the throne of Hastinapur and go to Dwarka myself'.
There has been a long ongoing tension in the Lalu Prasad family over Tej Pratap Yadav filing for divorce from his wife Aishwarya Rai. Amid the unrest, the RJD leader was recently alloted a separate a government bungalow in Patna, which he had sought from the Bihar government, saying he wanted to focus on his mission of defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state.
The eldest son of Bihar's two chief ministers is often in the news for rather unusual reasons. He dressed up as Lord Shiva on one occasion, posted images on social media showing him preparing jalebis, rode a horse last Christmas, tumbled to the ground during a cycle race and even made an error while taking an oath of office in Nitish Kumar's cabinet in 2015.
Earlier, Tej Pratap Yadav posted pictures and video on social media, donning a new avatar as Lord Krishna. With a white dhoti and kurta, he was sporting peacock feathers on his headgear, personifying Lord Krishna. In the video, he could also be seen playing a flute amongst the herd of cows and calves present.