Digital, Patna. After being sidelined in the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad, took out a march in Patna on the birth anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan (JP) on Monday. Setting a new path for himself to maintain his relevance in Bihar politics, Tej Pratap Yadav along with his supporters walked barefoot at the statue of Jayaprakash Narayan at Gandhi Maidan and paid tribute to him. The march was organized by the newly formed Chhatra Janshakti Parishad (CJP) to commemorate the birth anniversary of one of the greatest socialist leaders of the country. The program started from his official residence on Stand Road near Circular Road. Earlier there were speculations that he might visit his mother Rabri Devi at her residence at 10 Circular Road but he did not stop there. His convoy along with more than 200 CJP supporters proceeded directly towards Gandhi Maidan.
After paying homage to Jayaprakash Narayan, he proceeded towards the residence of the socialist leader. Talking to a large number of media persons present there, Tej Pratap said, I had invited my younger brother Tejashwi Yadav to join the march under the umbrella of CJP, but he did not come. Its idea is to give voice to our students and common people through this march. Meanwhile, Janata Dal-United (JDU) leaders also celebrated Jayaprakash Narayan’s birth anniversary at the party headquarters in Patna. State President Umesh Kushwaha paid tribute on the picture of Jayaprakash Narayan. On Tej Pratap Yadav’s march, Kushwaha said, Lalu Prasad’s family has been completely destroyed in Bihar. His family members have no relevance in Bihar politics. This step of Tej Pratap Yadav is nothing but a hoax.