#Tejashwi Yadav

.Guwahati, Assam, India
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said he has already spoken to Congress and will hold talks with the AIUDF later. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Tejashwi Yadav said apart from the Congress and AIUDF, the RJD is in touch with other smaller parties
  • He said he would travel to other poll-bound states West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry to campaign
  • Yadav said RJD will contest only where chances of winning are high

.Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Lalu Prasad Yadav was admitted at Ranchi RIMS. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently serving a jail-sentence for his involvement in 1996 fodder scam
  • The RJD supremo was taken to RIMS Ranchi for checkup on January 23
  • Yadav was diagnosed with a lung infection

.Patna, Bihar, India
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who was once reckoned among Lalu Prasad's closest friends, is now one of his bitterest critics. (Photo credit: Twitter/NitishKumar)

  • Nitish Kumar said he made the fertility comment in jest
  • He had said people keep reproducing children in hope of an heir
  • The comment riled RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, who said it was targeted at his family

.Patna, Bihar, India
JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar's CM at a ceremony on Monday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Nitish Kumar had left the NDA in 2013 and resigned as Bihar's CM, the next year
  • He came to power in 2015, in alliance with RJD
  • He switched back to the NDA in 2017

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
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  • The Congress won only 17 seats out of the 70 it contested in the Bihar assembly election
  • Many believe the Congress party’s dismal performance cost the 'mahagatbandhan' the chance to form the government
  • Former union minister Kapil Sibal has spoken out against the party leadership's failure to apply correctives

.Patna, Bihar, India
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addressed a press conference, at the JD(U) office in Patna, on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

  • "Ye mera aakhiri chunaav hai” (this is my last election), said CM Kumar at a campaign rally 
  • Many understood it as his possible retirement
  • The NDA has won the Bihar Assembly election, securing 125 seats in the 243-member assembly

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
RJD-led Grand Alliance got 110 seats, wherein the NDA secured 125, crossing the magic-number of 122. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Yadav claimed that people's mandate for a change was manipulated
  • Yadav alleged that polling officials had acted like a ‘prakoshth’ (cell) of the BJP
  • Nitish Kumar's JDU, as per seat count, has slipped down to the third place

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Nov 12, Thursday said the Election Commission of India's result was in the favour of NDA. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • We got the support of the people but NDA achieved poll victory through money, muscle and deceipt: Yadav
  • If Nitish Kumar has any conscience left, he must give up his attachment to the Chief Minister’s chair: Yadav
  • "The mandate was in our favour," the 31-year-old said

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses an election rally at Raghopur. (Photo Credit: PTI Photo)

  • Tejashwi Yadav did not succeed in making a career for himself in cricket
  • He did a brief two-year stint as Nitish Kumar’s deputy chief minister between 2015-2017
  • Even after his loss, Tejashwi remains to be the young political whiz-kid who will be really interesting to watch

.Patna, Bihar, India
Congress star Rahul Gandhi (left) took his his party’s numbers down from 27 in 2015 to just 19 this time while Tejashwi Yadav's (right) RJD emerged as the single largest in Bihar polls with 75 seats. (PTI Photo)

  • No wonder even if JD(U) ended up sliding down from its 2015 tally of 71  to a paltry 43 now, BJP could compensate for the loss by its rise from 53 in 2015 to 74 now
  • Congress star Rahul Gandhi only ended up taking his party’s numbers down from 27 in 2015 to just 19 this time
  • It is more than evident now that the Left parties could have easily added more to the Mahagathbandhan kitty if they had a larger share in the number of seats to contest