New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav will campaign for the Congress
in Uttar Pradesh, putting the alliance dharma over his family ties with Mulayam Singh Yadav’s family.
The Congress Sunday included him in its list of 40 star campaigners, alongside party president Rahul Gandhi, former party chief Sonia Gandhi, general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and former prime minister Manmohan Singh.
Tejashwi’s sister Raj Lakshmi is married to Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh’s grand-nephew and MP Tej Pratap Singh Yadav — they got married in 2015.
Mulayam’s son and SP president Akhilesh Yadav earlier entered into an alliance with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party, snubbing the Congress, which wanted to be a part of it.
Subsequently, Tejashwi had sought to give one Lok Sabha seat to Mayawati’s party in Bihar to woo the Dalit voters, but the latter was lukewarm to the offer.
After sealing an alliance with the Congress and three other parties in Bihar, Tejashwi will now canvass votes against the SP-BSP alliance candidates in UP.
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The young generation of India started to look for solutions in a divided society and touched their moment of realization in the ideals of freedom fighters!
Some of these second generation leaders are shaping up very well. In some ways, they are more sober and balanced than their fathers, building on the legacies handed down to them. Good partners to have in an era of coalitions. The Congress should invest in nurturing long term relationships with them, since their social base is incompatible with the BJP.
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