PATNA: RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav faced an embarrassing situation on Thursday as he fell from a cycle at Patna during a precursor of “NDA Bhagao, Beti Bachao Cycle March” of his party slated on Saturday.
The incident occurred when Tej along with a few of his aides and supporters went out on the cycle ride in the new capital area, which has the CM’s as his mother and former CM Rabri Devi’s residence. As cameramen followed him to get a better shot, Tej suddenly gained pace and as soon as he was taking a turn at a roundabout, his cycle tumbled and fell on the vehicle carrying his security persons.
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Tej immediately got up and again sat on his cycle and showing a brave face, he told the mediapersons that such incidents keep happening with “sportsmen”. “It should be seen with sportsman spirit. Sportsman falls in the ground, gets back again and challenges his enemies. My enemies can raise thousands of questions but my spirit is not going to be affected,” Tej said.
Incidentally, RJD is going to hold a cycle rally from Bodh Gaya to Patna on Saturday in protest of the recent incidents of sexual assault on women. The rally is likely to be led by Tej’s younger brother and leader of Opposition in Bihar legislative Assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.
“The entire country was shaken with Nirbhaya case and there has been no seriousness of the state government even after 29 minor girls have been raped in Muzaffarpur case. I am shocked that how is the society tolerating this,” Tejashwi tweeted on Thursday.
RJD functionaries claimed that the cycle rally will commence from Gandhi Maidan in Bodh Gaya at 10am on Saturday. “Thousands of party workers and supporters will participate in the rally. The party wants to raise the issue of lack of security of women and girls in the state. The state government is only busy doing politics and it is not at all bothered about safety of women in the state,” RJD spokesperson Mrityunjay Tiwari said.