New Delhi, June 5, News24 Bureau: Tejpratap Yadav has silenced the critics once and for all. There were speculations regarding a rift between the two sons of RJD chief, Tej Pratap, and Tejashwi Yadav. But all mouths were shut when Tej Pratap shared the stage with younger brother Tejashvi Yadav and crowned him saying that he is their next leader.
Tejashwi Yadav was at his satirical best as he addressed the huge crowd on the RJD's foundation Day event.
"Ho sakta hai BJP humare chacha(Nitish Kumar) ko last mein aakar dump kar de, aur Lok Sabha ka chunav aur Bihar ka chunav ek samay pe ho jaye, toh taiyaar rahiye, (May be BJP ecides to dump uncle Nitish Kumar at the last moment and a simultaneous election is announced along with the General Elections, so be prepared)," said Tejashwi Yadav to party workers on RJD's foundation day event.
Further taking a dig at the BJP RJD leader said, "Some people are trying to create a narrative here that BJP will not be defeated till JDU comes back in Mahagatbandhan. They(BJP-JDU) recently lost a number of bypolls in Bihar, so what happened then?"
There was lot od speculation and the tongues started wagging at the omission of RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav's name from a list of dignitaries who would be attending the party's 22nd foundation day celebrations.
This had added gist to speculations about a rift within party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's family.
However, a number of posters were put up at the party's state headquarters here and the venue of the function, featuring all members of the family currently active in politics. The posters also included Tej Pratap's newly-wedded wife Aishwarya Rai, signaling her possible entry into public life.
Reacting to the omission of his name, the RJD chief's elder son rubbished speculations about a rift within the family.
"What is so big about my name not featuring in a list of RJD leaders on the invitation card. My name and my photographs can be found on all the posters and banners put up by the party. I will also be taking part in the celebrations tomorrow. All this talk of family feud is a rumour spread by BJP people," Tej Pratap had told reporters yesterday.
On RJD Foundation Day Tej Pratap Yadav said, "Tejashwi ko abhi aur aage badhna hai, badhte jaana hai, jo log jalte hain jalne dijiye. Hum aashirwad denge Tejashwi ko, mukut pehenayenge. Kuch log darare paida karte hain humare beech."