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Is RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav the new poster boy of Bihar politics?

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PATNA: With a majority of exit polls predicting a giant victory for the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ and RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav as the subsequent Chief Minister of Bihar, it seems that the latter has clearly emerged from the formidable shadow of his father and former Chief Minister Lalu Yadav – a stalwart in Bihar politics for a number of a long time.

With the ailing patriarch of Bihar’s well-known Yadav clan lodged within the Ranchi jail, distant from the scene of political motion in Bihar, the RJD’s destiny clearly trusted his political inheritor and as soon as a budding cricketer Tejashwi Yadav.

It was largely perceived to be Lalu Prasad’s resolution to not give an excessive amount of weightage to smaller events such because the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) and Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular), which finally walked out of the RJD -led Grand Alliance, it was really Tejashwi yadav who satisfied his father to not belief those that had betrayed him.

Since the day meeting elections had been introduced in Bihar, the onus was on Tejashwi to attach with the voters, persuade them that he would usher the state into a brand new period of growth, hold the “MY” system devised by his veteran father intact and win new and the primary time voters on this election.

Following the 1989 Bhagalpur riots and the rise of Lalu Prasad in 1990, the state’s 17 per cent Muslim votes had largely shifted to Lalu, including to the dominant Yadav votes (about 14 per cent). Tejashwi didn’t solely rely on this electoral arithmetic, particularly with the BJP looking for to win over OBCs and EBCs on a typical, bigger Hindu platform.

Tejashwi’s onerous work, which is clear from the truth that he addressed as many as 247 public conferences on his personal and held 4 roadshows, appears to have paid off with main exit polls on Saturday (November 7, 2020) predicting a transparent benefit for the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ – an indication of the resurgence of RJD, which as soon as dominated Bihar.

Predicted, whereas the vast majority of exit polls predicted the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ wining between 120-130 seats, they estimated NDA to roughly win between 104-110 seats. Though, no alliance or occasion gave the impression to be getting a majority by itself, resulting in a chance of a hung meeting.

Chirag Paswan’s LJP is anticipated to win between 4-8 seats and prone to emerge as a kingmaker if no occasion wins a majority in Bihar. Several exit polls had predicted a detailed end, with the anti-incumbency issue weighing closely on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who’s searching for a fourth successive time period within the chair.

As the projections present RJD gaining the utmost variety of seats within the state, the Bihar exit polls additionally replicate upon the emergence of a brand new poster boy in Bihar politics. These elections could set up Tejashwi as a pivot in Bihar politics and he may additionally go on to grow to be the subsequent chief minister.

The Times Now-CVoter Exit Poll for the Bihar projected Tejashwi Yadav’s Grand Alliance successful almost 120 seats as in comparison with Nitish Kumar-led NDA’s 116 seats. Today’s Chanakya additionally predicted a landslide win for the “Mahagathbandhan” with 180+ seats. Meanwhile, the prediction made by India Today-Axis My India says that 44% of individuals most well-liked Tejashwi Yadav as the subsequent chief minister of Bihar. Incumbent Nitish Kumar bought thumbs up from 35% of respondents whereas Chirag Paswan was most well-liked by simply seven per cent. The Zee Maha Exit Poll predicted 104-128 seats for NDA; RJD getting 108-131, LJP successful 5-8 and others getting 3-6 seats,

All this proves that Tejashwi Yadav might have additional milked his youth picture by gaining sympathy on the premise of his jailed father Lalu Yadav. The Yadav scion additionally cleverly saved his relations, together with his father, and his photos away from the election campaigning – the technique that benefitted RJD.

It seems that the RJD additionally made the appropriate decisions in forming the alliance by staying away from duped events like HAM, VIP, RLSP, who weren’t dependable. With the Bihar exit ballot outcomes swaying in favor of RJD, one of the necessary components which will have labored for Tejashwi Yadav could possibly be sturdy loyal Muslim-Yadav caste equation and their backing for the occasion.

Also, bringing within the CPI (ML), a celebration with substantial dedicated and transferable votes, could have affected the voting for the higher. Further, the Mahagathbandhan gave the impression to be going sturdy with no infighting or confusion inside the alliance, in contrast to the tussle between BJP-JD (U) and LJP.

The promise of jobs within the face of anti-incumbency in opposition to Nitish Kumar might have additional improved RJD’s possibilities in Bihar polls. Rashtriya Janata Dal President Lalu Prasad`s son Tejashwi Yadav clearly managed to outshine most others.

Making his electoral debut in 2015 from Raghopur (Vaishali district), Tejashwi, a former cricketer, has been lively in politics just for seven years. In this election, with the burden of the RJD’s revival on Tejashwi’s shoulders, the LJP’s resolution to stroll out of NDA, might have additionally benefitted his occasion in a three-way battle in Bihar.

Born on November 10, 1989, Tejashwi is the youngest of two sons of Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi, each former chief ministers of the state. A cricket fanatic, Tejashwi was additionally part of the Delhi Daredevils IPL crew for 4 years between 2008-2012. He, nonetheless, didn’t get to play any match.

He made his political debut within the 2015 Bihar Assembly elections and contested from the Raghopur seat. He was sworn in as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s deputy after the JDU-RJD-Congress alliance emerged victorious within the election. However, his stint as Bihar Deputy CM was short-lived as Nitish ended the alliance with RJD to type a authorities with the BJP.

Tejashwi was additionally booked within the IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp.) case. He has served because the Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Assembly since July 2017. As the political successor of Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tejashwi will certainly be credited for reviving the fortunes of the occasion based by his father by main it to victory on this election.

Tejashwi, who will flip 31 on November 9 this yr, a day earlier than the counting of votes, would even be the youngest chief minister in India if the alliance pulls off a victory within the election.

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