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Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav resigns as Rashtriya Janata Dal students wing mentor

File photo: Tej Pratap Yadav (left) and Tejashwi Yadav. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team Patna, Bihar, India Mar 28, 2019, 08.33 PM (IST)

Upset over being sidelined in the party and the family, Tej Pratap Yadav, elder son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, on Thursday resigned as patron of the RJD student wing ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, dealing a blow to Bihar`s main opposition party.

"I am resigning from the post of Chhatra Rashtriya Janata Dal Sanrakshak. Those who think I am ignorant are ignorant themselves. I am well aware of who is worth what," he tweeted.

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The sudden development comes as a major embarrassment to the party which has been beset by speculations of fierce rivalry between Tej Pratap and his younger brother Tejashwi Yadav.

Tejashwi has been declared as the political heir apparent of the RJD supremo. 

Last year, Tej Pratap Yadav surprised his own family by filing a petition in a court seeking a divorce from newly-wed wife Aishwarya Rai. Despite pressure from the family, he has refused to withdraw his plea.

Aishwarya Rai is the daughter of RJD leader Chandrika Rai and granddaughter of former Bihar Chief Minister Daroga Rai. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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Last year, Tej Pratap Yadav surprised his own family by filing a petition in a court seeking a divorce from newly-wed wife Aishwarya Rai.