Prime News, National (Patna), Oct 7:- RJD leader from Hajipur Shivanand Tiwari on Wednesday said that Tej Pratap Yadav is not in the party. He had started his own outfit under the symbol of RJD which was opposed by party leaders.
Speaking on Lalu Prasad Yadav, Shivanand Tiwari said he was not held hostage in Delhi.
Almost a month back, sidelined in the RJD, founded and headed by his father Lalu Prasad, elder son Tej Pratap Yadav had floated a new students’ body with the ostensible aim of strengthening the parent organisation.
Yadav launched the Chhatra Janshakti Parishad two days ago and claimed that it was not meant to pose any challenge to the Chhatra RJD, the party’s official student wing, but work towards “mobilizing youth at the village level”.
The maverick MLA came out with the announcement, claiming, as always, that he had “the blessings of Lalu Prasad”, at a time when he was left licking his wounds after losing the battle in a tug of war with state RJD chief Jagadanand Singh.
Singh, known to be close to Yadav’s younger and more powerful sibling Tejashwi Yadav, had earned the wrath of the mercurial elder brother recently when he sacked Akash Yadav as the state president of Chhatra RJD.
Though there was no official word on the reasons behind the removal of Akash Yadav, one of the few close friends of Tej Pratap Yadav, it was widely believed that the blame fell on him when posters came up in the city recently in which images of Tejashwi – now the party’s de-facto leader – were conspicuous by absence. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).