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‘Tejashwi is in your home,’ reacts angry Rabri when asked about son’s whereabouts

Tejashwi has been missing for the past one month


PATNA: Former Bihar chief minister and RJD leader Rabri Devi on Friday lost her cool when the media persons asked about the whereabouts of her younger son and opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav.

“Tejashwi aapke hi ghar me hai (Tejashwi is in your home),” Rabri Devi shot back when the media persons pressed for revealing her son’s whereabouts.

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This happened when Rabri Devi, wife of jailed RJD president Lalu Prasad, had reached the Bihar assembly to attend the monsoon session of the House which began on Friday. Tejashwi Yadav has been missing for the past about a month.

Talking to media persons, she demanded for resignation of Bihar health minister Mangal Pandey for deaths of children from suspected encephalitis in Muzaffarpur and around, saying the disease has claimed over 250 children in the state.

She said the government had the record of only those children who died at the hospitals but quite many of them also died at home and the government should find out their number too.

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She welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement about the deaths of children in Bihar, who had termed the death as “a matter of shame”.

“In modern times, such a situation (death of so many children from disease) is a matter of pain as well as shame for all of us. This is the biggest failure in last seven decades and we should take it seriously,” Modi was quoted as saying in the Rajya Sabha on June 26.

Rabri Devi said the Bihar government had failed to protect the lives of children and hence the health minister should resign.

“If he (Pandey) doesn’t resign, then the chief minister should resign,” Rabri Devi said.

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