Patna, June 10: Rubbishing the news of family infighting, Former Bihar minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav on Sunday attacked the Rashtriya Swayamevek Sangh, asking it not to spread rumours about him.
Targeting RSS and the ruling party, Tej Pratap warned that in order to form a government in 2019, the grand alliance should be cautious enough from RSS and some party leaders with vested interests who are keen to create division and dispute between him and his younger brother Tejashwi Yadav.
Tej Pratap said he will not allow any rift between him and his younger brother Tejashwi. He also said there are some anti-social people in the party who needed to be identified.
“For RJD and its allies, main responsibility is to oust the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)-led government at the Centre in 2019. But there are some anti-social elements in the party who are keen to break the unity,” he posted
Tej Pratap said “there is no rift between him and his brother Tejashwi but state President RC Purve is ignoring youth workers.”
“All this news of family infighting etc is false, there is no such thing, I have nothing against Tejashwi and Lalu ji but yes some other senior leaders in the party are sidelining youth workers,” he told reporters.
“The state President RC Purve is ignoring workers,” he added.
Denying reports of a rift between him and his younger brother Tejashwi Yadav, Tej Pratap said,”Sometimes I feel sidelined and ignored in the party. But I will not do anything that could threaten party’s unity. Tejashwi is very close to my heart,” he told the media.
The former health minister of Bihar also suggested that some party leaders with vested interests are keen to create division and dispute between him and his younger brother Tejashwi Yadav.
Tejashwi is a former Deputy Chief Minister and present Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly. He is considered by many as the heir apparent to Lalu Prasad in politics.
In a series of tweets and Facebook posts,Tej Pratap Yadav has brought into focus possible dissension in the party.Elder son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday posted messages in Hindi on Facebook and Twitter using mythological idioms that seemed to hint that he was seeking to “withdraw” from active politics and cede control of the party to Lalu’s designated successor and his younger brother, Tejashwi.