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Advisors and Future Advisors: The Tale of Two Bihar Meetings of Tejashwi and Tej

of Bihar’s Mahagatbandhan government, headed by Nitish Kumar, remains blushing Controversy erupted over Deputy Prime Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, the second son of Rashtriya Janata Dar (RJD) chief Lal Prasad, in the presence of his political adviser Sanjay Yadav and his brother, Environment, Forests and Climate Change. held official talks with the Minister of Tej Pratap Yadav has another meeting attended by his brother-in-law his Shailesh Kumar.

After photos of those meetings in Patna earlier this week went viral, RJD accused them of “outsourcing governance” to “promote family interests.” The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has attacked Tejashwi and Tej his Pratap, telling Nithish CM whether his political aide and son-in-law are allowed by his government to attend government meetings. I asked you please.

Shailesh Kumar

Shailesh Kumar, 49, is the husband of RJD Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti and the eldest daughter of Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi. She Shailesh, a computer engineer who left her job soon after marrying Misa Bharti, remained in the shadow of her first family in RJD.

During the Mahagatbandhan 1.0 government, it was Lalu himself, who was much healthier at the time, advising Tej, who was health minister. The BJP has since questioned Lal’s role as ‘super health minister’.

Bihta resident Shailesh was living in a railway colony in Khagaul, a suburb of Patna, when he married Misa in 1999. Shailesh used to work in engineering at a Bangalore institution, while he worked briefly with a multinational company. His father Rambav Patik was a bank clerk. They have his two storey house in Kagaur.

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Tej Pratap Yadav with his brother-in-law Shailesh Kumar (Tej Pratap second from right) in Patna. (Limited express photo)

Shailesh was often seen at Lalu and Rabri’s residence at 10 Circular Road, Patna. He travels back and forth between Patna and Delhi where Misa lives with her three children. When Misa visited Delhi, Lal stayed at her house in Misa.

After quitting his job, Shailesh started his own company and won government contracts for a while. Since Misa is said to be close to Tej, Shailesh saw himself as Tej’s advisor.

However, Sheilesh also had problems with him as he was indicted in a money laundering case along with his wife.

In July 2017, the day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted a raid in connection with an investigation into the IRCTC fraud case, the Enforcement Department (ED) conducted a search on the Misa and Shailesh premises to investigate the money laundering case. has registered. To their company, Mishail Packers and Printers. The ED has since attached a farmer belonging to the Delhi Mass and filed an indictment against the couple. The trial of the case has begun.

Sanjay Yadav

Sanjay Yadav, 39, from Haryana, was Tejashwi’s political advisor and proverbial “friend, philosopher and guide.” He has been Tejashwi’s key aide since 2012. His deep interest in socialist politics exposed Tejashwi to many books on the subject.

A former cricketer, Tejashwi decided in 2012 to become a working politician. It was then that his Sanjay, his MBA with a master’s degree in Computer Science, was introduced to his Tejashwi by a mutual friend of his. Sanjay was also close to Akilesh Yadav, leader of the Samajyadi Party (SP), then Uttar, who had just become CM of Pradesh.

As they formed a close relationship, Tejashwi and Sanjay delivered speeches by top leaders of the country, including Atal Behari Vajpayee, George Fernandez, Kansi Ram, Mayawati, Chandra Shekhar and Vice President Singh. I watched and understood and learned the techniques and nuances of good speech. Every day, Sanjay spent four to five hours with Tejashwi at Lal’s then Tuglak his road residence in Delhi. Sanjay has been asked to help revamp RJD’s image. Tejashwi and Sanjay began work on her website for RJD and set up an IT cell to handle social media accounts for the party and its top he leader.

Unlike Bhola Yadav, who was drafted by Lal as an aide to deal with practical matters, Sanjay was not only a political strategist, but always an intellectual mentor to Tejashwi.