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Tejashwi denies rift with brother, calls Tej Pratap his guide

By Deepika
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    Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday dismissed rumours of rift with his elder brother Tej Pratap.

    Tejaswi Yadav

    Calling Tej Pratap his guide, the young RJD leader said that it is evident that Tej Pratap spoke on the strength of the party.

    "It is very evident Tej Pratap ji spoke on strength of the party. We must focus on discrepancies in education, how students were given 38 out of 35 marks, how 44 young girls were raped. If you ignore this, Bihar isn't going to benefit at all," the former Bihar deputy CM said.

    Tejashwi's reaction comes a day after Tej Pratap tweeted that he wanted to "hand over" the reins of Hastinapur to "Arjun" (his brother Tejashwi) and head for Dwarka, fueling speculation of a rift between the brothers.

    "All are working to strengthen the party. We shouldn't make mountain out of a molehill. We must focus on discrepancies in education, how students were given 38 out of 35 marks, how 44 young girls were raped. If you ignore this, Bihar isn't going to benefit at all," Tejashwi added.

    Suggesting that the comments made by his brother were based on strengthening the party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Tejashwi, trying to downplay the issue, said the focus should be on discrepancies in the Bihar School Board results, where some class XII students claimed they scored higher marks than the total.

    On Saturday, Tej Pratap accused some members of his party of trying to create a feud between the two brothers.

    In a tweet, he referred to epic tale of 'Mahabharata' and mentioned that he wishes to quit and hand over the throne to Arjun (Tejashwi Yadav) and go on a leave.

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