After having failed to shake-up party leadership with his threats, Tej Pratap on Sunday directed a veiled jibe at his younger brother Tejashwi comparing him to Duryodhan – the kingpin of the Kauravas in The Mahabharata and the villain of the piece.
Tej’s ire towards his brother comes a day after the RJD sidelined him and pooh-poohed his demand of fielding his choice of candidate for Sheohar Lok Sabha seat. The party declared Syed Fasal Ali as its official candidate from Sheohar.
With nothing going his way, Tej Pratap took Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s lines to share his angst on twitter: “Duryodhan wah bhi de na saka…ulte Hari ko bandhane chala…jab naash manuj par chata hai, pahle vivek mar jata hai.”
Duryodhan had failed to accommodate the demand of Pandavas for five villages that led to the imminent war.
Tej had previously charged Tejashwi of being surrounded by ‘chatukaars (yes men)’.
According to RJD insiders, “There is a reason for him to get angry. Without consulting him the party fielded his estranged father-in-law from Saran seat. His demands for Sheohar and Jehanabad seats were also turned down by his brother.”