Tej Pratap Yadav, leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has been allotted a government bungalow in Patna, which he had sought from the Bihar government, stating that he wanted to focus on his mission of defeating the BJP in the state.
On Sunday, Tej Pratap Yadav told ANI, “Does Tejashwi (Taj Pratap’s younger brother) not have a separate residence? Earlier also I didn’t live at 10, Circular Road (the bungalow allotted to his mother as a former chief minister), I used to live elsewhere. I have to focus on my fight. How will I win the fight if I go and sit at home.”
Tej Pratap Yadav is Lalu Yadav’s eldest son and he has been given residence at 7-M Strand Road in the state capital, Patna.
Earlier, Tej Yadav had alleged that his applications for a new residence were not responded to by the government.
He further said, “I wrote to the chief minister a month or two ago. I also spoke with Minister of Building Construction Department Maheshwar Hazari, but I have got no response yet.”
This 29-year-old lawmaker from RJD is often in the news for rather unusual reasons.
He dressed up as Lord Shiva, rode a horse last Christmas, posted images on social media showing him preparing jalebis, tumbled to the ground during a cycle race and even made an error while taking an oath of office in Nitish Kumar’s cabinet.
Reportedly, five months after his marriage, Tej Yadav filed a divorce petition in a Patna court in November.
Yashwant Kumar Sharma, Tej Pratap’s legal counsel, said that the two could not get along with each other and, therefore, decided to part ways.
Subsequently, Tej Pratap Yadav also asserted that he was unhappy after his marriage with Aishwarya Rai and had hence filed the divorce petition.