After being elected to the assembly from Mahua in 2015, RJD leader and MLA Tej Pratap Yadav will be contesting from the Hasanpur seat in the upcoming 2020 Bihar elections.
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav with his mother and former Bihar CM Rabri Devi on Sunday (Picture Courtesy: Twitter @TejYadav14)
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav is all set to file his nomination from Hasanpur assembly seat ahead of the 2020 Bihar elections. A former state health minister, Tej Pratap was elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly from Mahua in 2015.
On Sunday, former Bihar CM Rabri Devi and his younger brother Tejashwi Yadav gave Tej Pratap a symbol of the party. MLA Bhola Yadav who is considered close to the Lalu Prasad Yadav family was also present for the occasion.
After receiving the RJD’s symbol, a lantern, Tej Pratap Yadav said in a tweet, “In the presence of Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav and with father Lalu Prasad Yadav’s picture as a witness, I accepted the RJD symbol from my mother Rabri Devi for Hasanpur assembly constituency. I will be indebted to the trust of the public. Jai Bihar, MISS YOU PAPA.”
, Miss you papa. pic.twitter.com/ClojtL1yg8
— Tej Pratap Yadav (@TejYadav14) October 11, 2020
It is interesting to note that Tej Pratap Yadav’s tweet shows him feeling the void of his father Lalu Prasad Yadav ahead of the state elections. A former chief minister himself, Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently serving a five-year sentence in connection with various cases of the fodder scam.
While Tej Pratap Yadav managed to win from the Mahua assembly constituency in 2015 under the supervision of his father Lalu Prasad Yadav, to get re-elected from a different seat in 2020 is likely to come across as a challenge.
Bihar’s 243 assembly seats will be up for election in three phases starting October 28. The results will be declared on November 10.