Patna: Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019 as Independent candidate against father-in-law Chandrika Rai from Saran.
The reports on the development comes a few hours after Bihar mahagathbandhan announced the seat-sharing agreement for general elections. Addressing a press meet in Patna, earlier in the day, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav informed, “RJD to contest on 19 seats including Bhagalpur, Banka, Madhyapura, and Darbhanga. RLSP (Rashtriya Lok Samta Party) to contest on five seats, Congress to contest on nine seats including Patna Saheb… Sharad Yadav to contest from Madhepura, Sarfraz Alam from Araria and Misa Bharti from Pataliputra.”
Tej Pratap Yadav, on Thursday, stepped down from his post as the patron of the party’s students wing. Announcing the decision on social media, he wrote, “I am stepping down from the post of the patron of RJD students’ wing. Those who think I am naive don’t know that I know everything.”
Later, speaking to Zee, he hinted at a rift within the family by saying that he had asked Tejashwi for two tickets but didn’t hear from him. He said, “I am willing to sacrifice my life for my people.”
He added that patriarch Lalu Yadav should realise that the RJD is because of the public but, he rued, his father doesn’t get to hear many things.
All 40 parliamentary constituencies in Bihar will go to Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in seven phases between April 11 and May 19. Saran will vote in the fifth phase on May 6. The counting of votes will be held on May 23.