PATNA: Two days ago, a photograph went viral on social media, featuring Bihar’s health minister,Lalu Prasad Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav in the company of Javed Mian, an alleged suspect in the murder of journalist Rajdev Ranjan, the BJP faction in Bihar demanded resignation of the minister.
Now, that top BJP leaders like Ravi Shankar Prasad, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, as well as Bihar BJP leader Sushil Modi and Nand Kishore Yadav have been spotted in photographs with two accused of murder, suddenly BJP’s trumpet of demanding Tej Pratap’s resignation has died down.
To note how defence was carried out for Tej Pratap, just a day after the photograph went viral in the media and drew flak from the Opposition, the RJD boss Lalu as well as his younger son and deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday tweeted and retweeted a series of photographs of Kaif with Rajdev and comedian Raju Srivastava and also of PM Modi with Asaram Bapu and Nityanand Maharaj in Tej’s defence asking “which celeb or politician does a character verification before obliging to someone’s photo request?”
As Tejashwi tweeted Kaif’s photographs with other celebs, followed by PM Narendra’s Modi’s photographs with Asaram Bapu and Nityanand Maharaj. The photo was captioned “Dear BJP-sponsored poor media houses, if you dare say anything against him (read Modi) he will expose and shut your kirana shops.” He asked, “Imagine, if a media person interviewing or seen with me today, kills someone after three months. Does it mean I patronize him because he was seen with me?” While most of Tejashwi’s posts were retweeted by Lalu, the RJD CHIEF himself posted “BJP-funded media’s sycophants so interested in affairs of non-BJP ruled states. They are openly challenging and questioning court. Strange. Isn’t?” which was shared by Tejashwi.