Tej Pratap Yadav: News

Tej Pratap Yadav is a Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) politician and member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly. He is the elder son of former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi. Yadav is educated till the intermediate level. He owns an automobile showroom, acres of land, and used to own a petrol pump till its license was terminated due to discrepancies. BJP, in the past, has targeted Yadav over his assets, some of which is claimed to have been dubiously obtained or hidden in the election affidavit. Yadav contested elections for the first time in the 2015 Bihar Assembly polls from Mahua constituency and won. During the JDU-RJD-INC grand alliance government in Bihar from 2015 to 2017, he served as the Minister for Health and Environment in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Cabinet. In the 2020 Bihar elections, Yadav won from the Hasanpur constituency, defeating JDU’s incumbent MLA, Raj Kumar Ray. Yadav has often attracted attention, with pictures of him dressed up as Hindu Gods, such as Lord Krishna and Shiva, doing the rounds on social media.

07 Sep 2021


Lalu's sidelined son Tej Pratap Yadav floats parallel organization

Sidelined in the Rashtriya Janata Dal, founded by his father Lalu Prasad Yadav, elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has floated a new students body with the ostensible aim of strengthening the parent organization.

03 Nov 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Bihar: Voting for 94 seats begins, Tejashwi Yadav in fray

The second phase of Bihar's Assembly polls began today amid high-security and restrictions, levied considering the coronavirus pandemic.

Denied food, tortured by Misa: Lalu's daughter-in-law makes shocking claims

At a time when rains have ravaged Bihar and taken several lives, the state's capital Patna remained in news for an entirely different reason.

28 Jul 2019

Lalu Prasad Yadav

'Jailed' Lalu Prasad spends only two-months in prison since Dec'17

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who has been "serving jail term" at Ranchi's Birsa Munda Central Jail since Dec'17, has spent only two months of the last 19 months in prison.

23 Jul 2019


After Krishna avatar, Lalu Yadav's son dons Lord Shiva look

Former Bihar Health Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tej Pratap Yadav, (in)famous for his dress-ups and theatrics, donned the attire of Lord Shiva on Tuesday.

19 May 2019

Arvind Kejriwal

"Conspiracy to kill me," says Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav

On Sunday, a disturbing video from Patna emerged on social media. The bodyguards of RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav were seen thrashing a video journalist in the Bihar capital.

03 May 2019


Yadav brothers fighting again? Now, Tej calls himself 'second Lalu'

Between Lalu Prasad Yadav's sons, younger son Tejashwi Yadav obviously has more political astuteness and has emerged as a valiant Opposition leader. But that hasn't stopped his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav from taking digs at him.

02 Apr 2019


#Elections2019: Lalu's son Tej Pratap announces new party 'Lalu-Rabri Morcha'

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej Pratap on Monday floated a new party "Lalu-Rabri Morcha" named after his parents as the Yadav family feud worsened.

29 Mar 2019


Before elections, Lalu's son Tej quits RJD's student wing

Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, quit from the post of chief of RJD's student wing on Thursday, saying he was not naive and knew exactly where everyone stood.

16 Jan 2019


Mayawati turned 63: Supporters 'loot' cake, party with bar-dancers

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati might have decided to celebrate her 63rd birthday in a low key fashion, but her die-hard loyalists wished to celebrate it pompously.

17 Dec 2018

Tejashwi Yadav

'Krishna' Tej Pratap's back to slay BJP with 'sudarshan chakra'

RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav made a surprise appearance at the party's office in Patna, Bihar, on Sunday and said he was all pumped up to slay Bharatiya Janata Party with sudarshan chakra.

30 Nov 2018


Tej Pratap hasn't changed his mind, wants divorce from wife

Reports that former Bihar minister Tej Pratap Yadav has changed his mind about divorce with wife Aishwarya Rai were quashed on Thursday when Lalu Prasad Yadav's son told a family court that he wanted separation.

10 Nov 2018

Uttar Pradesh

11-day puja conducted to resolve Tej Pratap's marital-woes, claims priest

Raj Mishra, a priest of Vindhyavasini Devi temple in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur, said on Friday a puja of 11 days was held to resolve marital problems of former Bihar minister and elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tej Pratap Yadav.

09 Nov 2018

Lalu Prasad Yadav

'Missing' Tej Pratap Yadav is in Haridwar, won't come home

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son, Tej Pratap, called in on Friday, days after he went missing on Monday.

06 Nov 2018

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Days after filing for divorce, Tej Pratap Yadav goes missing

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son, Tej Pratap Yadav, has reportedly gone missing from a hotel in Bodh Gaya just days after he filed for a divorce from his wife, Aishwarya Rai.

03 Nov 2018

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Tej Pratap on divorce: Was living 'stifled life' with Aishwarya

A day after RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav, filed for divorce from his wife Aishwarya Rai, the former Bihar health minister has opened up about the divorce filing.

02 Nov 2018

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu's son files for divorce 6 months after marriage

In a setback for Lalu Prasad Yadav's family, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief's son, Tej Pratap Yadav, filed for divorce from his wife, Aishwarya Rai, on Thursday.

04 Aug 2018


Three women JD(U)-spokespersons' open-letter to Rabri ahead of Tejashwi's sit-in

Three women spokespersons of ruling JD(U) in Bihar today wrote an open letter to former Bihar CM Rabri Devi asking her to expel from the party those involved in immoral acts.

26 Jul 2018


Bihar: Tej Pratap's fall from bicycle in rally goes viral

When Tej Pratap Yadav started a cycle rally today, he must have expected to make a dent (even a small one) in Bihar's politics.

03 Jul 2018


BJP hacked FB-account to create family rift: Tej Pratap Yadav

RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav has alleged that his Facebook account was "hacked" by the BJP-RSS to create a rift in his family and weaken his party.

27 Jun 2018


Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej Pratap forays in Bollywood

Tej Pratap Yadav, son of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and former Bihar Health Minister, is now trying his luck in Bollywood.

13 May 2018


At Tej Pratap Yadav's wedding, unruly crowd steals crockery, food-items

Tej Pratap Yadav's wedding with Aishwarya Rai on Saturday was mired in chaos with an unruly crowd stealing food items and breaking crockery.

12 May 2018

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Tej Pratap's 'big-fat-bihari-wedding' to have 50 horses, 7000 guests

If you thought actress Sonam Kapoor's wedding with Anand Ahuja was lavish, wait till you learn details about Tej Pratap Yadav's marriage with Aishwarya Rai.

Lalu granted 3 days parole to attend son's marriage

RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who is serving prison sentence following his conviction in the fodder scam cases, was today granted three days parole to attend his son's wedding in Patna, Inspector General of Prisons Harsh Mangla said today.

09 May 2018


Lalu gets five-day parole to attend son Tej Pratap's wedding

Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, who's serving time in the fodder scam, has been granted parole for five days to attend his elder son Tej Pratap's wedding this week.

IT department attaches Lalu family's suspected benami property in Patna

The Income Tax department has attached a property worth over Rs. 3cr in Sheikhpura of Patna suspected to be a benami asset held by Lalu Prasad's family members who are facing investigation in a land-for-hotels scam.

18 Apr 2018


Lalu's son gets engaged to granddaughter of former Bihar CM

Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav got engaged to Aishwarya Rai, senior party leader Chandrika Rai's daughter, at Patna's five-star Hotel Maurya on Wednesday.

Tej Pratap vacates official bungalow after Nitish releases "ghosts"

RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has finally vacated his official residence, six months after he ceased to be a minister.

08 Jan 2018

Lalu Prasad Yadav

After fodder scam sentencing, Lalu Prasad's only sister dies

It seems RJD has indeed fallen on hard times. After RJD chief Lalu Yadav's sentencing in the fodder scam, his only sister Gangotri Devi has died, apparently of "shock."

03 Jan 2018

Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD leaders, including Tejaswi Yadav, guilty of contempt of court

It seems RJD's troubles won't be ending anytime soon. After supremo Lalu Yadav's conviction in the fodder scam, some RJD leaders were found guilty of contempt of court.

28 Nov 2017


All you need to know about Z+ VIP security

Recently, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav created a ruckus after the Centre decided to downgrade his Z+ VIP security. His son Tej Pratap also threatened to skin PM Narendra Modi.

27 Nov 2017


After Centre downgrades Lalu's security, son threatens to skin Modi

Jumping into a controversy again due to his sensational remark, RJD chief Lalu Yadav's elder son Tej Pratap said he will skin PM Narendra Modi if any harm is done to his father.

23 Nov 2017


Lalu's son threatens to beat up Bihar deputy-CM Sushil Modi

Tej Pratap Yadav, Lalu Yadav's son, courted controversy after a video of him allegedly threatening Bihar deputy CM Sushil Modi emerged.

30 Aug 2017


Will the Benami properties case be Lalu Prasad's undoing?

Yesterday, Lalu Prasad Yadav's family members were grilled by the Income Tax department in the benami properties and disproportionate assets case.

03 Aug 2017


76% of Nitish's cabinet face criminal charges: Better than before?

Last week, Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Bihar chief minister for the sixth time. With a new JD(U)-BJP government, comes a new cabinet.

01 Aug 2017

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Soil scam: Now probe begins against Lalu Yadav's eldest son

Lalu Prasad Yadav's list of troubles seems endless. After Tejashwi was sacked from his post, the corruption heat has now turned on to his other son, Tej Pratap Yadav.

14 Jun 2017


Bihar minister Tej Pratap deploys government doctors for kin's treatment

The RJD is under fire after Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav recently deployed a government medical team to the family's Patna residence to treat a "family member".

06 May 2017

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Tej Prasad Yadav forged documents for petrol pump: Sushil Modi

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej is in a fresh controversy. BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has alleged the state health minister had illegally acquired a petrol pump with fake land deal documents.