Demands for the resignation of Tejashwi Yadav became stronger on Monday with a party legislator raising the banner of revolt.
Maheshwar Yadav, the MLA from Gaighat in Muzaffarpur, said on Monday that Tejashwi should step down as the Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly for the party’s failure in winning even a single seat in the Lok Sabha elections.
“Tejashwi Yadav should resign from the post of Leader of Opposition as people are fed up of dynasty politics. I won’t take names but there are many MLAs who are feeling suffocated now,” Yadav was quoted as saying by ANI.
Yadav also targeted jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad for turning the party into his own private fiefdom.
Speaking to reporters, he added that the RJD should appoint any other senior party leader hailing from a caste other than Yadav to the post of LOP, warning that failure of doing so would result in defeat in 2020 assembly elections.
The MLA’s attack on his party leader came a day before RJD’s proposed meeting to discuss the poll outcome.
Earlier, Upendra Kushwaha led RLSPs three legislators – two MLAs and one MLC – merged with the JD(U) on Sunday following the massive drubbings at the hustings.
The NDA alliance completely routed the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, winning 39 of the 40 seats. Yadav’s party could not win even a single seat in the Lok Sabha polls – a first in its history. In 2014, RJD won 4 seats despite the Modi wave.
Its ally, Congress, managed to win one seat – Kishanganj, which has a large percentage of minority community voters.
Tejashwi, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, is the younger son of Lalu Prasad Yadav.