This query surfaced a number of times since 1997, when the RJD chief was imprisoned for the first time in reference to the fodder scam, however thew matter was buried shortly by hardcore followers.
The Rastiya Janta Dal chief is now gazing a 3rd stint in jail, following his conviction by a CBI courtroom on Saturday, however there’s a marked change in circumstances. Tejashwi, his youthful son, appears firmly within the saddle as state opposition chief and the undeclared number two within the party.
So, will Tejashwi now steer the party as its president? There are not any simple solutions to the query, with the RJD high bass sustaining that Lalu will proceed to move the party even when he’s incarcerated. “Lalu is the president, and he’ll stay so. Where is the question of number two? The party ran easily throughout his earlier stint in jail, and that’s how it will likely be this time too,” mentioned Jagdanand Singh, senior chief and shut confidant of the RJD chief.
The assertion is contextual, given how the RJD – which has for long bore the stigma of being a household run party – needs to keep away from any chance of an influence wrestle erupting between siblings Tejashwi, Tej Pratap and Misa B harti. Even Lalu appeared ambiguous on the matter earlier this morning. “Tejashwi and Tej Pratap are competent, sufficient to steer the party, together with its lakhs of staff and functionaries,” he informed reporters.
Whereas all appears perfect between Tej Pratap and Tejashwi on the floor, with Tej Pratap even seconding his brother’s name for promotion as RJD’s future face at a current nationwide council assembly, one can’t miss the race for political recognition between them. Tej Pratap has turn into notably assertive in current occasions, making an attempt to emulate his father’s rustic allure by taking tractor rides, throwing invectives at political rivals (together with threatening to deal with BJP chief Sushil Modi to a sound thrashing) and blowing conches on the party’s ‘BJP baghao, desh bachao’ rally. The suave Tejashwi, then again, has tried to stay politically right even when calling out the chief minister or ridiculing state policies.