Tejashwi Yadav: News

Tejashwi Yadav is a Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) politician and member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly. He is the younger son of party patriarch and former Bihar Chief Minister, Lalu Prasad Yadav. Since his days in school, Yadav was a cricket enthusiast and went on to play for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) between 2008 and 2012. He was also a part of the Jharkhand cricket team in the Ranji Trophy. After a brief career in cricket, Yadav joined his father’s political party, RJD. In the 2015 Bihar assembly elections, he won from the Raghopur constituency, defeating Satish Kumar Yadav of the BJP. Yadav served as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar in the JDU-RJD-INC government under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from 2015 to 2017. After JDU broke off the alliance and joined the NDA, Yadav became the Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly. In the 2020 elections, he was the Chief Ministerial candidate from RJD, but failed to lead his party to victory. Having retained his seat in the state polls, Yadav continues to be the Leader of the Opposition in Bihar.

09 Jan 2024

Rabri Devi

Land-for-jobs scam: ED chargesheet names Rabri Devi, daughter Misa Bharti

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has named former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi in its first chargesheet in a money laundering case linked to the Indian Railways land-for-jobs scam.

DMK MP's 'Hindi speakers clean toilets' remark triggers political row

An undated video showing Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Dayanidhi Maran remarking that Hindi speakers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar clean toilets in Tamil Nadu has triggered a political controversy.

Land-for-jobs scam: Tejashwi Yadav summoned by ED on January 5

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued fresh summons to Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday in the money laundering case related to the alleged land-for-jobs scam.

12 Oct 2023

Railway Ministry

4 dead, 70 injured after Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express derails

At least four people died and nearly 70 others suffered injuries after a North East Express train derailed near Raghunathpur Railway Station in the Buxar district of Bihar on Wednesday evening.

29 Aug 2023

Bihar Government

Inadvertent error: Centre's U-turn before SC on Bihar's caste survey

Hours after claiming sole right over conducting a census, the Centre revised its position on the Bihar government's caste-based survey, citing an "inadvertent error" in an affidavit filed previously before the Supreme Court.

21 Aug 2023

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Row over renaming Atal Bihari Vajpayee Park in Patna

A political row has erupted in Bihar over the renaming of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Park in Patna's Kankarbagh area.

31 Jul 2023

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Land-for-jobs scam: Lalu Yadav, family's assets worth Rs. 6cr seized

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday seized properties worth Rs. 6 crore linked to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, and their son and Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav in the alleged land-for-jobs scam, NDTV reported.

22 May 2023

Nitish Kumar

Mission 2024: Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi to meet Kharge, Rahul today

After meeting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav are set to meet Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi on Monday.

21 May 2023

Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar meets Kejriwal to discuss opposition unity, Centre's ordinance 

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday met his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital amid efforts to forge opposition unity to fight the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

18 May 2023

Rabri Devi

Land-for-jobs scam: ED questions Rabri Devi for 2.5 hours

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday questioned former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi for two and a half hours in a money laundering case related to the alleged land-for-jobs scam, reported India TV.

25 Apr 2023

Nitish Kumar

No vacancy for PM post: BJP's jibe at Nitish Kumar

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain took a dig at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, saying there was no vacancy for the prime ministerial berth in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, reported ANI.

Land-for-jobs scam: Tejashwi Yadav appears before CBI for questioning

After skipping three previous summonses, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday for questioning over his purported connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam.

16 Mar 2023

Delhi High Court

Land-for-jobs scam: Tejashwi Yadav gets new date for CBI questioning

The Delhi High Court asked Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, Tejashwi Yadav, to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on March 25 for questioning in the alleged land-for-jobs case.

11 Mar 2023


RJD MP Manoj Jha attacks BJP after CBI summons Tejashwi

Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summons to Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Manoj Jha on Saturday said the party would receive the same treatment once it becomes the opposition.

Tejashwi Yadav cites pregnant wife's health to skip CBI summons

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav is unlikely to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the land-for-jobs-scam case on Saturday as he cited his pregnant wife's health condition to skip the summons.

11 Mar 2023


Land-for-jobs scam: CBI summons RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav for questioning

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday for questioning in the alleged land-for-jobs scam case.

Land-for-jobs scam: CBI questions ex-Bihar CM Rabri Devi in Patna

The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) began questioning former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi at her residence in Patna, Bihar, in connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam that took place during 2004-09.

26 Nov 2022

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Out on bail, Lalu leaves for Singapore for kidney transplant

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav has left for Singapore for a kidney transplant.

24 Aug 2022


Bihar: Nitish Kumar wins trust vote; BJP MLAs storm out

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar won the floor test in the Bihar Assembly on Wednesday, days after he formed a new government with Tejashwi Yadav as his deputy.

21 Aug 2022


If opposition backs, Nitish could be 'strong' PM candidate: Tejashwi

Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav in an interview with news agency PTI said that if Opposition considers, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar could be a strong candidate for prime minister's post in 2024 general elections.

16 Aug 2022


'Mahagathbandhan 2.0' cabinet: RJD gets 16 posts, JD(U) takes 11

A week after churning up a political storm in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expanded his cabinet to induct 31 new ministers on Tuesday.

Bihar: 31 ministers to take oath today in cabinet expansion

Bihar Chief Minister (CM) Nitish Kumar will reportedly expand his current two-member cabinet on Tuesday, with alliance partner Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) receiving most seats.

12 Aug 2022


Why did Jharkhand BJP leader courier pen to Tejashwi Yadav?

Newly sworn Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav may soon get a pen in his post.

11 Aug 2022


Kumar laughs off BJP's V-P claim; Yadav calls party 'vindictive'

A day after coming together to form the 'Mahagathbandhan 2.0' government, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

10 Aug 2022


Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav take oath as CM, deputy CM

A day after high-voltage political drama in Bihar, Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav took oath as the new chief minister and deputy chief minister of Bihar, respectively, on Wednesday.

10 Aug 2022


Bihar: Possible names in Nitish Kumar-led 'Mahagathbandhan 2.0' cabinet

As Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar prepares to take oath as the Bihar chief minister for the eighth time, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav is all set to become his deputy.

09 Aug 2022


'Ready for Mahagathbandhan 2.0': Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav

An hour after resigning as Bihar's chief minister, Nitish Kumar on Tuesday returned to Patna's Raj Bhavan with Tejashwi Yadav to stake claim to form a new government—led by Mahagathbandhan 2.0.

02 Jun 2022


Caste census: Contrary to Centre's position, Bihar BJP supports Nitish

In an unexpected move, the Bihar unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) joined all the political parties in the state on Wednesday to unanimously support a caste census in the state, despite opposition within BJP at the central leadership level.

23 May 2022


Bihar: Nitish Kumar's caste census puts BJP on sticky wicket

The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, announced on Monday that his government would soon begin work on a caste census after receiving views from all parties.

Tejashwi Yadav reaches out to non-BJP leaders on caste census

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday reached out to non-BJP leaders across the country seeking their support on the issue of caste census for backward classes, which has received a cold shoulder from the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.

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.

08 Apr 2021


Bihar police arrests six in Madhubani "massacre" case

Bihar police has arrested six people from near the Indo-Nepal border in Madhubani in connection with killing of five persons last month, an incident dubbed as a "caste-war" by the media, and a "massacre" by opposition.

Lalu Prasad to be shifted to AIIMS as health deteriorates

Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav will be shifted to AIIMS after his health condition deteriorated while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi, officials said on Saturday.

10 Nov 2020


Who will govern Bihar? Answer soon as counting begins

The counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly started at 8 am today, capping months of uncertainty on who will govern the crucial state for the next five years.

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.

27 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi responds to Nitish's "eight-nine" children jibe

Turning the big battle for Bihar personal, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday took potshots at RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav for having nine children, in a quest for a son.

24 Oct 2020


Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav releases manifesto; hits at BJP's employment promise

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday released the party's poll manifesto, days before voting for the Bihar Assembly election is scheduled to commence.

03 Oct 2020


Tejashwi Yadav announced as Opposition's CM candidate for Bihar polls

Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections later this month, the Opposition alliance has announced Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav as its Chief Ministerial candidate.

16 Jul 2020


Bihar: Days after inauguration, part of Rs. 264cr bridge collapses

29 days ago, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated a bridge in Gopalganj. On Wednesday, a part of the structure, built after spending Rs. 264 crore, collapsed due to heavy rains, laying bare the terrible state of affairs in the country.

01 Sep 2019

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav's health deteriorates; condition not stable, say doctors

The health condition of jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is undergoing treatment for multiple ailments at Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), has reportedly deteriorated.

12 Jul 2019

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav gets bail in fodder scam case

On Friday, the Jharkhand High Court granted bail to RJD patriarch Lalu Prasad Yadav in connection to a fodder scam case related to Deoghar treasury.

29 Jun 2019


Tejashwi Yadav reveals why he'd been 'missing' after election results

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's younger son, Tejashwi Yadav, on Saturday put an end to speculations about him "going missing" after the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

23 Jun 2019


Tejashwi Yadav installed 44 ACs in house, claims Sushil Modi

Senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi launched a fresh attack on RJD's Tejashwi Yadav over extravagant expenditure.

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.

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.