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Bitter rivalry between Lalu’s sons confusing RJD voters at this critical time

Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav are engaged in rivalry


The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) which is led by jailed leader Lalu Prasad has been left in an awkward situation with his one son working hard to ensure victory of party candidates while another son openly campaigning against the official nominees.

The move has obviously left the masses confused but ironically Lalu Prasad, more popular as Lalu Prasad Yadav is not around to clear the confusion. The feuding sons of Lalu Prasad is doing harm to the party, reports said.

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While his younger son Tejashwi Yadav, considered heir apparent of Lalu Prasad, is working overtime to increase party’s tally in the Lok Sabha, elder son Tej Pratap Yadav is constantly working against the party candidates and helping the rivals.

The general voters were left utterly confused when Tej Pratap in a strange move made an appeal to the voters to defeat Chandrika Rai in Saran. Rai who is father-in-law of Tej Pratap is the RJD candidate from Saran seat.

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“I appeal with folded hands to the people of Saran not to vote for the RJD candidate. He is bahurupia (impersonator) who changes his colour quite frequently like a chameleon,” Tej Pratap wrote in his Facebook post yesterday.

Prasad’s elder son is said to be hugely annoyed over his marginalisatioin within the RJD for his non-seriousness. He had sought tickets for two of his loyalists for Sheohar and Jehanabad seats but was ignored for working against the party line.

Angry Tej Pratap later fielded Angesh Kumar Singh from Sheohar and Chandra Prakash Yadav from Jehanabad as candidates of “Lalu-Rabri Morcha” against party official candidates.

Of them, the nomination of Angesh was later rejected by the Returning Official for not providing all the details. Angry Tej Pratap has then gone on intensely campaigning for his candidate against RJD official candidate Surendra Prasad Yadav in Jehanabad although he failed to get desired response from the general masses.

The rivalry between the two sons of Prasad at this crucial time though is not conveying a good message in the society and could harm the party interests. It is also a fact that Prasad’s elder son is not taken seriously either within the family and party or by the general masses for his fickle nature. However the feud in the Lalu family is obviously killing the party interests.

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