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Modi’s aides say Lalu told ex-deputy CM that since he has been dumped by BJP, he should ‘come over’ to the RJD fold. Lalu’s party says allegations are concocted.
The India Today-Axis My India exit poll found that Tejashwi Yadav is the ‘first choice for the chief minister’s chair with 44 per cent backing him’.
Crorepati candidates make up the majority of major parties’ candidates, reiterating the point that money and muscle power dominate Bihar elections.
Tejashwi Yadav has the full backing of his dad, RJD chief Lalu Prasad. Colleagues & opponents say he’s definitely done better than before in the run-up to Bihar polls.
While the RJD has named 20 candidates, the first list of the JD(U) had 15 names. Their allies, the Congress and the BJP, respectively, are yet to release any candidate names.
As the Bihar polls near, RJD CM candidate Tejashwi Yadav is faced with uphill task of holding his own against formidable ruling NDA in the absence of his father and party boss Lalu Prasad.
Lalu's son Tejashwi Yadav has often been criticised by opposition, party for running away from a crisis and remaining inaccessible. All that's changing now.
Lalu is in jail, Rabri is no longer leader of the opposition in the legislative council, and allies are refusing to accept Tejashwi as the face for polls.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal released its manifesto 'Pratibadhta Patra', promising reservation for SCs, STs, EBC and OBCs in private sector and higher judiciary.
The feminist movement will benefit by recognising the struggles of (at least some) men against patriarchy. Tej Pratap Yadav seems to be finally back in Patna for good, but with a new home. For most of November and December, he’s rarely been in Patna, and hasn’t stepped into the family home. He has spent most of this time going on religious pilgrimage in the Braj region in and around Mathura, and Varanasi, Bodh Gaya and other places. He has also made trips to the Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi, where his father Lalu Yadav is lodged. He has been steadfastly avoiding his mother Rabri Devi, his wife Aishwarya Rai, and his brother Tejashwi Yadav, who is three years his junior. Tej Pratap Yadav called up chief minister Nitish Kumar and demanded his right to separate accommodation as an elected member of the Bihar legislature. He had so far been living with his...
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