Te­jashwi ups game with Lalu in lock-up

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - INDI - Vithika Salomi

Patna: With Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) pres­i­dent Lalu Prasad Ya­dav be­hind the bars, the onus of pre­par­ing the party for the gen­eral elec­tion is largely on the shoul­ders of his younger son Te­jashwi Prasad Ya­dav, who is tour­ing the length and breadth of the state as a part of his “Samvid­han Bachao Nyaya Ya­tra”.

Te­jashwi’s ya­tra aims at con­nect­ing with vot­ers as well as mo­bil­is­ing party work­ers who are dispir­ited ever since Lalu re­turned be­hind the bars serv­ing sen­tence in var­i­ous fod­der scam re­lated cases in De­cem­ber last year.

“The elec­tion is less than six months away, and as there is no hope of Laluji com­ing out of jail any­time soon, Te­jashwi has taken it upon him­self to mo­ti­vate the party cadre be­fore the poll bu­gle is sounded,” said a se­nior RJD leader in Patna. He added, “This is also an op­por­tu­nity to check the prepa­ra­tions at the ground level. He can check where the party is lack­ing and what more needs to done to bring in more vot­ers.”

He said, “You can gauge his po­lit­i­cal acu­men by the swift move he showed when he did not spare a mo­ment to call on Upen­dra Kush­waha on Fri­day when both were at the same cir­cuit house and

the 50-50 seat for­mula of the NDA was an­nounced.”

Te­jashwi, also the Leader of the Op­po­si­tion in the Bi­har Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly, is us­ing the ya­tra as a plat­form to at­tack “his chacha” Ni­tish Ku­mar as well as the BJP “for usurp­ing the peo­ple’s man­date to Ma­ha­gath­band­han.”

“He does not for­get to re­mind the pub­lic that Ni­tish broke his prom­ise and joined forces with the peo­ple who are try­ing to change the Con­sti­tu­tion of the coun­try,” the leader said.

—DNA

Te­jashwi Prasad Ya­dav ad­dress­ing a gather­ing dur­ing his ya­tra

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