Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad`s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has invalidated the claims of rift between him and his brother Tejashwi. His clarification came amid reports that said Tej Pratap accused his younger brother of trying to sideline him in the party.
He said, “There are no differences with my brother Tejashwi, we are very close”.
Tej Pratap Yadav denies any rift with his brother but says he is unhappy with the goings-on is the party, which he blamed on “anti-social elements” within the RJD. “Tejashwi is close to my heart. Anti-social elements in the party are trying to drive a wedge between us. Those people should be thrown out of the party”, said Tej Pratap Yadav. He refused to name the so-called trouble mongers.
With Tejashwi Yadav constantly hogging the limelight, his elder brother who has no active role in the party feels slighted. “People in the party don’t listen to me. There should be discipline”, concluded Tej Pratap Yadav.
Ever since RJD chief Lalu Yadav was jailed in December last year in a corruption case, his younger son Tejashwi Yadav took charge of the party and has been credited with leading it with at least three bypoll wins.