PATNA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “tea politics” is slowly being hijacked by the ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar headed by Lalu Prasad.
Even as Modi called himself as the well-wisher of the ‘chaiwala’, it is the RJD which ended up winning real compliments of a tea seller after he was invited to see the proceedings of the Bihar Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.
Accompanied by the deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, tea-seller Mangal Yadav reached the state assembly today and watched the assembly proceedings sitting inside the visitor’s gallery. Later, he reached the Legislative Council and also watched the proceedings of the Upper House.
Later in the day, Yadav was honoured by the RJD for his loyalty towards the party and his love for the RJD chief Lalu Prasad.
“A common man like me had never thought of watching the House proceedings. It felt god after watching all these and seeing the House debate,” Yadav told the media today.
On being asked about the PM’s tea politics, he hit at the Prime Minister for taking people for a ride over the issue of black money.
“We people are still waiting for Rs 15-20 lakh to be credited into our bank accounts as promised by Modiji during the Lok Sabha poll campaign,” the tea-seller said.
Yadav caught attention of the RJD after some local media carried stories on him and mentioned how the tea-seller respects Prasad as his “God”.
“Ours is a party for the poor. We can’t afford to waste millions on launching high-tech poll campaigns. Our real campaigner managers are the poor people like him with whose support we have come to power,” Tejashwi said.
Further, he denounced PM Modi’s ‘Chai par Charcha’ programme during the Parliamentary elections as merely a ‘marketing’ for his own image.
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