RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s return to Bihar three years later was marked by his eldest son Tej Pratap Yadav washing his feet. The latter was seen outside his home washing his father’s feet and then wiping them with a cloth around his neck.
However, a glimpse of the family feud was evident as Lalo did not get out of his car and left shortly after. Reports indicate that the RJD chief had no plans to visit Tej Pratap’s residence and it wasn’t until the latter staged a sit-in that Lalu withdrew from it.
Tej Pratap sat on suspicion, claiming that his critics had prevented him from spending time with his father, who had met him at the airport.
Speaking to reporters afterwards, Yadav said, “Look how I decorated my house to welcome my father who has been away from me for a long time due to cases in which he has been implicated by his feudal detractors.”
Earlier, Yadav had thrown a fit outside his mother’s house Rabri Devi when he was prevented from entering her home at 10, Ring Road, where Prasad is staying upon his return to the city three years later.
“I am very miserable. Jagadanand Singh (state RJD chief) is the RSS agent who keeps humiliating me. And I have a word of warning for my younger brother Tejashwi too,” the dissident leader claimed.
“I often say that he (Tejashwi) is like Arjuna and I, like Lord Krishna, are obligated to help him get what he deserves. But he must realize that he is no longer a child whose mother is breast-feeding. If the party continues to operate in this way, he will never become the Prime Minister,” Yadav said.