The Rashtriya Janata Dal is an political party, based in the northern state of Bihar. The party was founded in 1997 by Lalu Prasad Yadav.
He was convicted in Dumka Treasury case and is currently serving time. He has been succeeded by his younger son Tejashwi Yadav, who is the leader of the opposition in Bihar Legislative Assembly as a member of RJD. His elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav was the mentor of RJD’s youth wing.
Tej Pratap Yadav on the 1st of April announced that he has rolled out his new parallel outfit, Lalu Rabri Morcha. He will be contesting 20 seats against his brother in Bihar.
“Like the Pandavas had asked for just five villages, I had asked for just two seats. I never got an answer for that,” said Tej Pratap Yadav.
On Monday, he urged his mother Rabri Devi, to contest from Saran Lok Sabha seat in place of the father of his estranged wife and threatened to contest as an Independent if his request was not heeded.
Since the announcement, Tej Pratap Yadav has received a threatening call. As per initial reports, the caller identified himself as an RJD student wing leader.
Both brothers are young, yet seasoned politicians. Both popular and also equally mired in controversy, corruption and criminal cases. Bihar is an important state and the results will have major ramifications at the national level. Keeping an eye on Bihar politics is a good idea ahead of the 2019 General Elections.