RJD leader and former deputy chief minister of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav, has broken his silence on why he had disappeared from the political scene in Bihar after his party failed to win a single seat in this year’s Lok Sabha polls.
In a series of tweets, Tejashwi wrote that he was undergoing treatment for his ‘long-delayed ligament’ injury. He wrote, “Friends! For last few weeks I was busy undergoing treatment for my long delayed ligament & ACL injury. However, I’m amused to see political opponents as well as a section of media cooking up spicy stories.”
In his subsequent social media post, Tejashwi wrote that he was ‘accountable to people who look for a socialist-secular and social justice alternative in us’ adding that he was ‘very much here and the fight is on.’ “Recent developments helped me study, scrutinize, analyse and appraise the things in a different way,” he added.
Tejashwi was also criticised by a section of the Indian media for not reacting to the scores of children deaths due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Muzaffarpur. His detractors had accused him of travelling to London to watch the ongoing cricket World Cup matches.
The RJD leader wrote, “Constantly following up the untimely loss of hundreds of poor kids due to AES. In this tragic moment asked party workers, leaders to visit affected families without getting into Photo-OP and MPs to raise it in Parliament & that’s why PM responded. My Dear Bihar! I am very much here.”
He said that his party was committed to remaining at the center of poor peoples’ struggle and that position is not lost only because of an electoral defeat.’ “Wish to assure people of Bihar as well as our spirited cadre, we are going to fight with a renewed commitment on everyday life issues of poor,” Tejashwi concluded.
Friends! For last few weeks I was busy undergoing treatment for my long delayed ligament & ACL injury. However, I’m amused to see political opponents as well as a section of media cooking up spicy stories.
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 29, 2019
In the last month’s Lok Sabha polls, the BJP and its allies had won 39 out of 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. The RJD, which was in alliance with the Congress and other smaller parties, had failed to win a single seat. One seat was won by the Congress.