Tej Pratap Yadav Asks Women to Sit in Front Row During RJD Foundation Day Event in Patna, Watch Video
Tej Pratap Yadav. (Photo Credit: ANI)

Patna, July 6: Jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav at RJD foundation day programme in Patna on Friday sparked controversy by asking women to sit in the front row. Though he stated that he is following the path shown by his father, Tej's move might give an extra edge to ruling JDU-BJP coalition government of Bihar to attack RJD.

Addressing a gathering, he said, as quoted by ANI, Tej said, "Please get aside & let women come forward. If women have to progress, they have to be in front. Wherever my program is held, I make women sit in the front, like my father used to do." RJD Celebrates Foundation Day Sans Lalu, Tejashwi

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This year, RJD observed its foundation day with Lalu Prasad Yadav away in Ranchi and heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav refusing to attend the programme. It is to be known that neither of Lalu Yadav's two sons - Tejashwi and his elder brother Tej Pratap - reached the venue by the time the celebrations were scheduled to begin. An apparently miffed Rabri Devi kicked off the ceremony with the lighting of lamps. Later Tej attended teh ceremony.