Patna: It was supposed to be a WhatsApp number for drawing the Bihar government’s attention to get bad roads repaired. What has happened is it has drawn the young maidens as if it is the highway to link up with the eligible bachelor minister.
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav’s idea behind publicising a WhatsApp number 9470001346 of the state road construction ministry was to get the Bihar people to send photographs of bad roads to get them repaired.
But ever since the number became public, young women mistook it as the handsome former cricketer’s own number and began sending personal messages to him.
“Hundreds of personal messages for Tejaswai Yadav landed in the WhatsApp number in the last two weeks,” an official of the road construction department told IANS. He did not say whether the messages were accompanied by the young maidens’ photographs too.
Yadav jokingly said that such personal messages could have landed him into deep trouble had he been married. “Thank God that I am still single,” he reportedly said, according to a ministry official.
Twenty-six-year-old Yadav, son of Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad, is one of the most high-profile bachelors in Bihar along with his elder brother Tej Pratap, who is Bihar Health Minister.
Yadav had earlier used social media platform to help Bihar residents. Last December, he helped an engineering student from Sitamarhi district to get his pending scholarship. The student had complained to Yadav through Facebook that he was not getting the scholarship which was due to him.
Yadav had then directed concerned officials to look into the complaint and ensure that the youth received the scholarship money.