Lalu’s minister son Tej Pratap Yadav roisters at water park while Bihar mourns killing of journalist
PATNA: Contrasting scenes have been witnessed on the streets of Patna post the gruesome killing of senior journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, Siwan district bureau chief of Hindi-language daily Hindustan.
Angry media persons under the banner of South Asian Women in Media took out a protest march on the streets of the state capital on Sunday to protest the murder of their colleague.
The protesters led by Nivedita Jha demanded a CBI probe into the killing and Rs 50 lakh (Rs five million) compensation to the family of deceased, beside adequate safety to the journalist community.
Away from this scene, Bihar health minister Tej Pratap Yadav was caught on camera picnicking with his friends at a water park at a time when the entire state is mourning the killings of Rajdeo and a Gaya teenager.
Yadav who is elder son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad enjoys number three position in the Nitish Kumar government.
It is believed Yadav paid a visit to the park on Saturday and remained picnicking there for about two hours, inviting bitter criticisms from the opposition.
They termed it a classic case of proverbial “Nero playing the flute while Rome burns”. No comments have come from the RJD side.
Featured Image Caption: Lalu Prasad’s son and health minister Tej Pratap Yadav enjoying with friends at a water park