Lalu apos;s Son Tejaswi Takes Inspiration From Rahul As He Promises More Rural Visits

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Lalu's son Tejaswi takes inspiration from Rahul as he promises more rural visits
By [/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Giridhar+Jha Giridhar Jha]
Published: 01:04 BST, 9 April 2013 | Updated: 01:04 BST, 9 April 2013
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Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tejaswi will visit rural areas of Bihar

Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad's son Tejaswi Yadav is ready to take the plunge into full-time politics.

Perhaps inspired by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's trips to rural areas, Tejaswi will leave for the remote villages in Bihar on April 20 to "understand the problems" of the villagers.

"I will visit the villages to get to know the problems being faced by the people from close quarters," he said.

Tejaswi added that he had an opportunity to understand the problems of the villagers during the 2010 state assembly election, but the time has come now to do something for them.

He said it was a good sign that youth leaders such as Rahul and Akhilesh Yadav had come up at the national level.

But the scion of Bihar's Yadav dynasty does not want epithets like Yuvraj (prince) or Yuva Samrat (young emperor).

"There are already so many of them in the country. I would be happy if you simply call me Sathi (comrade)," Tejaswi told his supporters.

The 24-year-old cricketer-turned- politician will launch his 'Jan Samarthan Yatra' to mobilise support for his father's proposed Parivartan rally scheduled to be held at Gandhi Maidan on May 15.

Tejaswi had campaigned extensively in the 2010 assembly elections but he had failed to make any impact.

He went back to play cricket and represented Jharkhand in Ranji Trophy and Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

But now, he has returned to play a bigger role in the RJD along with his elder brother Tej Pratap who is involved in student politics in Patna university.