A day after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav wanted a ‘no entry’ door for uncle Nitish Kumar in his party, the 29-year-old RJD MLA and former Bihar minister has threatened to ‘exit’ politics himself, accusing his own party MLC of back-stabbing and propagating falsehood against him in his Assembly constituency Mahua.
In an emotional post on Facebook on Monday evening, Tej Pratap said he was under immense pressure because his mother did not listen to him and chided him instead of taking any action against the traitors.
The post rang alarm bells within the RJD, which is being run by Tej Pratap’s younger brother Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, and sources said infighting will only hurt their prospects in the polls, which were less than a year away.
“On my recent visit to Mahua to know about the grievances of the people, I was told only about one problem — my own party MLC Subodh Rai and one Om Prakash Yadav. The local people said they had no problems with me, but the said duo keep spreading falsehoods against me. The public said they call me paagal, sanki (idiot) and joru ka ghulam to hurt my image,” said Tej Pratap.
He added, “They claim that I don’t know anything and requested me to expel both traitors outside the constituency. I have complained about them to my mother and father, but my mother doesn’t listen to me and rebukes me instead, putting me under immense pressure.”
An emotional Tej Pratap wrote, “Can politics be done under pressure? I have a lot of strength to trample these insects, but I stop before my own people. But if the situation continues, I will not do politics anymore. I also know that Om Prakash will contest the poll from Mahua and later become a minister by tarnishing my image.”
He later tweeted that his account was hacked and alleged it to be a handiwork of “uncle Nitish Kumar and the BJP”.