Tenth Fail, But Ruling Politics

He is just 28-yr-old who is not a graduate from Ivy leagues institutions such as Harvard or Stanford or Yale. In fact, he has not even passed 10th class. Yet, he is now ruling the roost in Bihar politics. The son and scion of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav, is the new kid on the block. Entered in 2015 into politics, in just three years Tejashwi has become a tough nut to his political rivals.

While father Lalu has been jailed since Dec 2017, in his absence, Tejashwi Yadav is running the RJD party against all the odds. The former deputy CM of Bihar, Tejashwi, is now the talking point after the results of by-elections 2018.Particularly, the manner in which Tejashwi Yadav-led RJD defeated Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) in the by-election of Jokihat assembly constituency with stunning majority of 41,000 votes has made Tejashwi Yadav’s name talking point in political circuits.

Going into details, In the last by-election, RJD won Araria Lok Sabha and Jehanabad Assembly seats restricting BJP only to Bhabua. Right from choosing the candidates to the chalking out political strategy, Tejashwi had played vital role in RJD’s victory against BJP then. That’s the first victory of Tejashwi.

In Bhabua, Tejashwi had not fielded the candidate but supported Congress candidate in order to have a unified opposition against BJP. Whereas in Jokihat, Tejashwi has fielded Sarfaraz Alam’s brother in the contest and shocked JD(U). Although CM Nithish Kumar had tried every trick to win Jokihat assembly seat and even sent majority of his cabinet ministers to campaign there, RJD won with 41,000 votes margin. This is a major set back to JD(U)-BJP combine. The by-election was facilitated after the sitting MLA Sarfaraz Alam had quit his MLA seat from JD(U) against its “unholy” coalition with BJP and joined RJD.

Amidst this, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav is soon emerging as a young leader in Bihar and at the same time, he is garnering national attention. He apparently used good use of technology in campaign to defeat JD(U). Well done, Tejashwi.