Former Bihar health minister Tej Pratap Yadav on Wednesday said that an armed person clutched his hand when he was on his way to his MLA constituency Mahua in Bihar. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader further termed the incident a conspiracy by the RSS and BJP to kill him. In an apparent reference to deteriorating law and order situation in the state, Lalu Prasad Yadav’s said how can we expect the Nitish Kumar government to protect common man, if ministers, MLA are not safe.

Questioning the ‘laxity’ of police, Tej Pratap said the attacker is yet to be nabbed. However, this is not the first time that Tej Pratap has attacked the BJP and RSS. In early July, Tej Pratap had accused the BJP and RSS of hacking his Facebook account to create a rift between him and his family. But the ruling coalition of NDA had rubbished all the allegations, saying that they are baseless.

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In June, Tej Pratap Yadav alleged that he is being sidelined within the party and threatened to quit politics. Politically utilising the comment by RJD leader, the NDA coalition had called Tej Pratap’s act his frustration at former deputy chief minister Tejashwi’s rise in the party.

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Tej Pratap Yadav is the former health minister in the Bihar government. Lalu Prasad Yadav’s elder son was elected as an MLA from the Mahua constituency in 2015 Assembly elections.