The photographs of former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav celebrating his 30th birthday in a chartered plane went viral on the social media on Monday. In the photographs, Tejashwi is seen with his close aides Sanjay Yadav, Mani Yadav and Lalu Yadav’s associate Bhola Yadav.
The photographs have drawn ire of the opposition parties with BJP accusing Tejashwi of making fun of the poor people of the state.
Lashing out at Tejashwi, Bihar BJP spokesperson Nikhil Anand said: “These leaders were born with silver spoons, they not only make fun of the poor, but are also the black spots in the name of a political party.” “The RJD is a directionless and unintelligent family party,” he added.
Tejashwi Yadav had on Saturday celebrated his birthday by planting 30 saplings at his 1, Polo Road bungalow in Patna. He also cut a 30-pound cake during the bash, which was attended by senior RJD functionaries, including the party’s state president Ramchandra Purbey, Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Shiv Chandra Ram, Kanti Devi and Tanveer Hassan.
Tejashwi elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav, who attended the party, gifted him a copy of the Bhagwad Gita.
The RJD, however, defended Tejashwi. “The Opposition parties are suffering from Tejashwiphobia after the bypolls and their blood pressure is rising. Why can’t a leader who talks about the poor celebrate his birthday?” asked RJD spokesperson Mrityunjaya Tiwari.