Tej Pratap Yadav issues clarification after his Facebook post attacks mother Rabri Devi, threatens to quit politics

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RJD leader and former health minister of Bihar, Tej Pratap Yadav, has alleged that his Facebook page was hacked after his social media post targeting his mother Rabri Devi went viral. Tej Pratap had threatened to quit politics after holding his mother, among others, responsible for misinformation being spread by his own party leaders against him.

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In his earlier Facebook post, now deleted, Tej Pratap, had recounted how during his recent trip to his assembly constituency in Mahua, he had learnt that two RJD leaders namely Om Prakash Yadav and MLC Subodh Kumar Rai were trying to harm his reputation by using disparaging terminologies against him. He wrote that he was capable of teaching all of them lesson but his hands were tied because his own mother scolded him when he raised those issued with her.

His Facebook sensationally alleged that two RJD leaders in question had called him pagal, sanki (mentally challenged) and jodu ka ghulam (wife’s slave). “If the situation continues to remain the same, then I want to assure you that I wouldn’t be able to carry on in politics.”

Now in a series of posts, Tej Pratap has said that his account was hacked and it was allegedly a handiwork of his uncle, who had quit the RJD to join the BJP. He wrote, “Friends, today, my uncle has once again attempted to break us with the help of the BJP. My Facebook was hacked this evening and a post was uploaded to break our family. Oh robbers of the public mandate, my family is my soul and my brother is my arm and a piece of my heart.”

Tej Pratap, who was married in May this year, had caused plenty of speculation in June this year when posted an equally controversial post from his Twitter handle. He wrote, “I think, I should put Arjun (a character from Hindu mythology Mahabharat) on the throne of Hastinapur and go on an exile to Dwarka. But, some mischievous elements will think that I am trying to be king maker).”

His brother and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav had moved swiftly to deny any rift in the family adding that Tej Pratap was his guide.

He had said, “It is very evident Tej Pratap ji spoke on strength of the party. He spoke about how to unify and strengthen our party, ahead of 2019 (general election) and 2020 (Bihar assembly election). He is my brother and guide (He clearly said that I am very dear to him).”

Local correspondents say that Tej Pratap is miffed that despite being the elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, the family has not projected him as the RJD’s heir apparent. Tejashwi has taken full control of the party in the absence of his father, who is serving a jail setence in the infamous fodder scam related cases.

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