Patna, Oct 6: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav’s younger son Tejaswi Yadav was actually born before the elder son Tej Pratap. Confused? Well, if one were to go by the affidavits filed by the two in their nomination forms this exactly the case. For the party which is hoping to push gen-next into politics, this is very embarrassing.Also Read - Tej Pratap Yadav Duped of Rs 71,000 by Company Staff, Complaint Filed
According to the affidavit filled by Lalu Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav, he is 25-year old while the affidavit filed by younger son Tejaswi Prasad Yadav says that he is 26-year old. The major blunder in the affidavit shows that one of the brothers have wrong date of birth mentioned in his birth certificate. Also Read - 'Respect Elders, Indiscipline Within Party Causes Trouble', Says Tejashwi Yadav as Rift Deepens in RJD
Tej Pratap Yadav filed his nomination from Mahua Assembly seat in Vaishali district and cricketer-turned-politician Tejasvi Prasad Yadav submitted nomination papers from Raghopur constituency for the upcoming Bihar Assembly Elections 2015. Father Lalu Prasad Yadav was present with his sons when they filed the nominations. (ALSO READ: Oops! Lalu Prasad Yadav creates ruckus at midnight, shouts at bureaucrats) Also Read - Bihar Panchayat election 2021: 11 Phase Voting To Start From September 24, Check Important Details Here
Besides the age, the affidavits filed by Tej and Tejasvi show that the younger one is richer than the elder one. Tejaswi has total movable assets at Rs 1,40,93,822.23, while elder one has movable assets of Rs 1,12,25,199.90. According to the affidavits, the elder sibling has immovable assets of Rs 88,72,500 while that of his younger brother’s immovable assets is Rs 91,52,500.
Tej Pratap claimed social work and business as his profession in the nomination papers. Tejashwi Yadav, who is 9th pass out from DPS RK Puram says he is a cricketer, business and social work by profession.
The ambiguity over the date of birth of Lalu Yadav’s two sons raises questions on their credentials of contesting elections. Does a candidate who doesn’t know his right date of birth deserve people’s vote? When Tej and Tejaswi, who are making their electoral debut, can’t get their birth certificate right, how can they understand the procedure of Assembly if elected. Will Lalu Yadav come forward to clarify the confusion on age of his sons?