Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejaswi Yadav, on Friday, was officially introduced to politics – just ahead of elections. Tejaswi, who is a cricketer, hopes to win the political match for the party.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad gave preference to his 20-year-old son over his other children as his likely political successor, and said Tejaswi had to get married before contesting an election. The former Bihar chief minister has seven daughters and two sons. The eldest of them, Misa (named
after the acronym of the Maintenance of Internal Security Act), was born during the emergency (1975-77), when Lalu, then a follower of Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan, was in jail.
Heir-apparent Tejaswi was born in 1990, the year his father became chief minister of the state. He has represented Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.
‘My son Tejaswi will campaign during the assembly polls,’ Lalu Prasad announced.
The RJD chief said his son was learning politics and will get more exposure and training during the assembly polls.
Tejaswi is pursuing a career in cricket and has secured a berth in the IPL team Delhi Daredevils.