New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Bihar’s former deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday wished his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav on his birthday, amid rift rumours between the two. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Tejashwi referred his elder brother as Krishna.
“Wishing a very happy Birthday to my “Krishna” elder brother, one of the sweetest person I’ve ever known.” Wishing abundant happiness, love and life!,” the RJD leader tweeted announcing their reconciliation today.
Notably, Tej Pratap Yadav is living separately in Patna. He has not returned home since he visited his father Lalu Prasad in Ranchi last year, after filing a petition in court seeking divorce from his newly-wedded wife, family sources said. Tej Pratap Yadav got married in May last year to Aishwariya Rai, the daughter of a senior RJD leader.
A few days ago, formr Bihar CM and Lalu Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi had told reporters that there is no truth in the reports of differences between her two sons Tej Pratap and Tejashwi.
Tej Pratap has, however, repeatedly expressed his displeasure over younger brother Tejashwi’s refusal to field a candidate of his choice from the Sheohar Lok Sabha constituency. Last week, he had likened Tejashwi to mythological character ‘Duryodhana’ without taking his name. Quoting Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s lines, Tej Pratap vented out his anger on twitter. He wrote, “Duryodhan wah bhi de na saka…ulte Hari ko bandhane chala…jab naash manuj par chata hai, pahle vivek mar jata hai.”
However, hours after the veiled jibe at his younger brother, Tej Pratap shared a family picture on Twitter with a caption,“Jo mere aur mere parivar ke beech aayega, uska sarvanash nishchit hai (Whosoever comes between me and my family will be destroyed).”
On April 1, Tej Pratap launched his own political outfit- ‘Lalu Rabri Morcha’ in Patna. Speaking to Zee News, he had 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.”