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RJD in fresh trouble as Lalu’s elder son now announces to contest against father-in-law

Tej Pratap Yadav has already filed divorce petition against his wife


PATNA:   The absence of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad is being strongly felt at this poll time with his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav going nearly uncontrolled.

Tej Pratap on Friday announced to contest against his father-in-law Chandrika Rai who has been given RJD ticket from Saran seat.

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“Tej Pratap is feeling humiliated and insulted after being given the party ticket to his father-in-law from Saran seat and is contemplating to contest as an Independent candidate,” a leader close Tej Pratap told the local media on Friday.

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He has already filed divorce petition against his wife and didn’t want the party give ticket to his father-in-law but the party leadership ignored his request. Tej Pratap himself, however, has not said anything about this.

Observers say Tej Pratap’s jumping into the poll fray against his father-in-law may queer pitch as it will give opportunity to his rivals to take potshots at the RJD, and not in matter of votes.

The development comes barely a day after he had resigned as party’s youth wing chief in protest against denial of party tickets to two of his loyalists. He wanted tickets for his loyalists from Jehanabad and Sheohar seats.

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