Tej Pratap Yadav

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Tej Pratap Yadav
Minister of Health Bihar
In office
20 November 2015 – 26 July 2017
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Preceded byAshwini Kumar Choubey
Succeeded byMangal Pandey
Minister of Environment Bihar
In office
20 November 2015 – 26 July 2017
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly for Mahua constituency
Assumed office
8 November 2015
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Preceded byRavindra Ray
Personal details
Born (1989-04-16) 16 April 1989 (age 30)
NationalityIndia
Political partyRashtriya Janata Dal
Spouse(s)
Aishwarya Rai (m. 2018⁠–⁠2019)
RelationsTejashwi Yadav (Sibling)
Misa Bharti (Sibling)
Tej Pratap Singh Yadav (Brother-in-law)
Parents
Occupationpolitician

Tej Pratap Yadav (born 16 April 1988) is an Indian politician. He was a cabinet minister for Health in Government of Bihar. He was elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly from the Mahua constituency as a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal in 2015. He is the eldest son of former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi.[1][2][3][4]

Early and personal life[edit]

Tej Pratap Yadav was born on 16 April 1989 in Patna. He is the eldest son among the seven daughters and two sons of two former Chief Ministers of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi. Tej completed his education till Intermediate. He failed his first year exam of Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Honours), his course at BN College of Patna University.[5][6][7]

He was married to Aishwarya Roy, grand daughter of Bihar's ex-Chief Minister Daroga Prasad Rai.[8][9]

Political career[edit]

He became a Cabinet Minister in Nitish Kumar's government from November 2015 till July 2017.[citation needed]

In December 2015, as the Environment Minister of Bihar, he promoted horse-riding as an initiative to curb pollution in the state.[citation needed]

Acting career[edit]

He played the role of Chief Minister of Bihar in the Bhojpuri movie Apaharan Udhhyog.[citation needed] His debut Hindi movie, Rudra: The Avatar is yet to be released.[citation needed]

Controversy[edit]

In 2017, he threatened to skin Prime Minister Narendra Modi alive for after Lalu Prasad's security was downgraded from Z+ to Z.[10] Lalu defended his son over this.[11] On the last day of voting in the 2019 general elections, a video of an alleged assault on a video journalist by his bodyguards went viral, while Yadav lodged an FIR calling it a conspiracy to kill him.[12][13][14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bihar poll results: Tej Pratap Yadav's margin higher than Tejaswi's, other political families suffer losses". The Indian Express. 9 November 2015. Archived from the original on 10 November 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Bihar results: List of prominent winners, losers". India Today. 8 November 2015. Archived from the original on 9 November 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Nitish Takes Oath, Lalu's son Tejaswi Yadav Named Deputy CM". The Wire. 21 November 2015. Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Only sons rise? But Misa missed her catch". The Telegraph. 21 November 2015. Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  5. ^ Anand ST Das (11 July 2017). "Tej, Tejashwi and Misa: Here's all you need to know about Lalu's children". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Member Profile" (PDF). Bihar Vidhan Sabha (in Hindi). Government of Bihar. Retrieved 15 June 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  7. ^ "परीक्षा में फेल हुए लालू के बेटे तेज प्रताप". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). 29 September 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  8. ^ "Food Riot at Tej Pratap's Wedding; Rowdy Guests Break VIP Cordon, Loot Crockery and Embellishments". news18.com. Archived from the original on 13 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  9. ^ "'Tej won't campaign against me, he played prank on media'".
  10. ^ "Tej Pratap threatens to 'skin' PM Modi after Lalu's Z+ security is withdrawn". Hindustan Times. 28 November 2017. Archived from the original on 30 November 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Lalu defends son Tej Pratap over shocking 'skin Narendra Modi alive' remark; what he said". Financial Express. 27 November 2017. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Election 2019: "Conspiracy To Kill Me," Says Tej Pratap Yadav After Journalist Is Beaten". ndtv.com. 19 May 2019. Archived from the original on 19 May 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Watch: Tej Pratap Yadav defends his bodyguards after attack on cameraman, alleges conspiracy". Indiatoday.in. 19 May 2019. Archived from the original on 19 May 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  14. ^ "'Conspiracy to kill me,' says Tej Pratap after video of his bodyguard assaulting photographer goes viral". Indianexpress.com. 19 May 2019. Archived from the original on 19 May 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  15. ^ "'Conspiracy to kill me,' says Tej Pratap Yadav after journalist thrashed by his PSOs". hindustantimes.com. 19 May 2019. Archived from the original on 20 May 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.