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Bihar Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav finds ‘supporters’ in JD (U)

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Bihar’s recently appointed Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, it seems, has found backing from the Janata Dal (United), one of the key members of the Mahagathbandhan.

On Sunday, the Janata Dal-United described the younger son of former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav as someone with a bright future who should be given time to prove himself on the political front.

“Tejaswi Yadav should be given a time of six months to do his work, and then, the media and opposition should speak on him,” JD-U leader K. C.Tyagi told ANI.

He made his views on Tejaswi known a day after he had taken oath of office and was at the receiving end of critics across different platforms.

Tejaswi took to Twitter on Saturday to justify his appointment as Nitish Kumar’s deputy.

“I will leave no stone unturned for development & to increase the value of Brand Bihar, so that @NitishKumar can be proud of me as his deputy,” Tejaswi tweeted.

Backing Tejaswi’s reply, another JD (U) leader Ajay Alok said that a youth leader like him should be given time to prove him.

“Tejaswi Yadav has rightly said, if a youth leader has got opportunity to take charge of responsibility he should be given time to prove him,” JDU leader Ajay Alok told ANI.

“It is not right to declare him clean bowled before he stands on the pitch,” he added.

Tejaswi had earlier directly targeted the people who consider him incapable of the post and said that there are two chief ministers in his family and he has seen how government’s work.

“I may be inexperienced but I am not unaware. I will learn the trappings of how a government works under Nitish ji. How would you call me undeserving, I am an elected member of the house,” he added. (ANI)