Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap
Yadav on Saturday had a "political" meeting with his younger
brother Tejashwi Yadav and reiterated that he saw the latter
as "Arjuna" , whom he would assist like Lord Krishna, in
winning the electoral battle in Bihar.
Donning a 'Kurta-pyjama' and a waistcoat with a
muffler wrapped around his neck, Tej Pratap Yadav drove to
Tejashwi's bungalow at 5, Desh Ratna Marg.
Tejashwi Yadav greeted his elder brother by touching
his feet and Tej Pratap responded by placing a hand on his
younger brother's head.
Saturday's meeting took place four days after Tej
Pratap met their mother Rabri Devi. Tejashwi was in Delhi at
The elder brother had remained estranged from his
family members for a long time since they refused to back him
in his decision to seek divorce from his wife, just six months
after their marriage.
Emerging after the nearly 45-minute long meeting, Tej
Pratap Yadav told reporters, "We held only political
discussions. Things like how to make our party stronger and
take Lalu's dream forward. Tejashwi is my Arjuna and I will
see to it that he occupies the throne."
Speculations have been rife that the elder brother has
been uneasy over the growing clout of the younger one within
the party, who was named as the RJD's chief ministerial
candidate, more than a year ago.
On Thursday, Tej Pratap Yadav had also announced, out
of turn, the candidature of his sister Misa Bharti from
Pataliputra Lok Sabha constituency.
However, on Friday Tejashwi made it clear that any
party candidate would be finalized by the party's
parliamentary board after due approval from Lalu Prasad the
national president, who is at present in Ranchi serving
sentences in a number of fodder scam cases.
The point made by the younger brother was, later,
grudgingly acknowledged by Tej Pratap Yadav.
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