New Delhi, Jul 4: RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter-in-law and wife of his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav, Aishwarya Rai, is all set to enter politics in Bihar, a party leader said on Wednesday. The speculations began circulating after posters of the foundation day of the RJD carrying a photograph of Tej Pratap Yadav’s wife Aishwarya Rai was released. Also Read - Bihar Polls 2020: Centre Earmarks 30,000 Central Security Forces For 3 Phase Assembly Elections
“What if she has decided to join politics. Aishwarya is educated and belongs to a political family. Her father Chandrika Rai is a former Minister and senior RJD leader whereas her grandfather Daroga Rai was the Chief Minister in the 70s. She is most suitable for politics,” RJD Spokesperson Shakti Yadav said. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: JD(U) Does Not Matter in Polls, Our Fight With BJP, Says RJD's Tejashwi Yadav
There is a speculation that Aishwarya will be fielded from his traditional parliamentary seat Saran in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Her father has represented an Assembly seat in Saran district in the Bihar assembly for over two decades. Also Read - 'Void in Political Sphere of Bihar And Country': Tributes Pour in For Veteran Leader Raghuvansh Singh
It has been two decades since Rabri Devi joined politics, followed by her two brothers Sadhu and Subhash Yadav. Lalu’s eldest daughter Misa Bharti and sons Tej Pratap and Tejashwi also joined politics formally in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Former Chief Minister Rabri Devi is a member of the Legislative Council. Tej Pratap is a former Bihar Health Minister whereas Tejashwi (28) is at present the Leader of Opposition in Assembly. Misa Bharti is a Rajya Sabha member.
Lalu Prasad is currently out on bail for medical treatment after his conviction in fodder scam cases. Tej Pratap, 29, had married Aishwarya in May 2018. Meanwhile, the invitation card of the RJD foundation day also stoked a fresh controversy with the names of Tej Pratap Yadav and daughter Misa Bharti missing.
Recently, Tej Pratap Yadav had alleged that his Facebook account was “hacked” by the BJP-RSS to create a rift in his family and weaken his party. “My Facebook account was hacked and recovered with the help of Facebook. BJP supporters have always tried to hack my social media accounts and today they succeeded,” he had said. The post had also claimed that the RJD leader had decided not to contest elections from his assembly constituency and was contemplating retirement from politics.
(With IANS inputs)