Tej says Lalu held hostage; Tejashwi refutes allegation

PATNA: The feud in RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s family appears to be growing, with his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav on Saturday alleging that his father is being held “hostage” in Delhi.

Tej Pratap, who was addressing an event of the Chhatra Janshakti Parishad in here, said, “Despite getting bail months ago, my father is still being held hostage in Delhi.”

 Tej also alleged that some people in the party are “dreaming of becoming national president of the party.”

Political observers here consider the comment as a reference to his younger brother Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and sister Misa Bharti. Lalu is recuperating at the Delhi residence of Misa, a Rajya Sabha member.

Leader of opposition in the state assembly, Tejashwi, on Sunday said the allegations of being held “captive” do not hold good in front of his father’s personality.

“Laluji served as Bihar CM and railway minister. He was also behind having two PMs. He also got Lal Krishna Advani arrested. He can never be held hostage,” said Tejashwi.

Taking a jibe at Tej’s statement, JD(U) spokesperson and MLC Neeraj Kumar said though it is an internal matter of Lalu’s family and his party, “the law is ready to help Tej Pratap if he seeks any assistance in the matter”.

Source: Times of India

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