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Business News/ Politics / News/  'Eat elephant, horse if you want, but...': Rajnath Singh's dig at Tejashwi Yadav during Bihar rally
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'Eat elephant, horse if you want, but...': Rajnath Singh's dig at Tejashwi Yadav during Bihar rally

Former Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav had earlier posted a video of him eating fish on Navratri-eve.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Defence Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh addressed a public meeting in Bihar's Banka on Sunday. (Pushkar Singh Dhami-X)Premium
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Defence Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh addressed a public meeting in Bihar's Banka on Sunday. (Pushkar Singh Dhami-X)

Defence Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh launched a scathing attack on former Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav over a video of him eating fish on Navratri-eve.

"There are former minister...it aches my heart...the festival of Navratri is here and he is showing big fried fishes, eating them. What message do you want to send? You eat whatever you want, fish, elephant or horse. What do you have to show it to the world?," Rajnath Singh asked.

"Who has given you rights to hurt the sentiments of the people...no one else shows...you have such courage to this...you have arrogance to this extent?" Singh said while speaking during a rally in Bihar's Banka.

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During a rally in Jamai, Bihar, Singh accused Yadav of doing such things to seek votes and woo people of a particular community. “I would ask [RJD supremo] Lalu ji to handle such people," Singh said.

Singh said this while reacting to a video posted by Tejashwi Yadav on April 9. In the video, Yadav and former Bihar minister Mukesh Sahani could be seen eating fried in lunch after a "hectic" campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls.

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The video stirred a controversy in the political circle. Clarifying over this, RJD MP Manoj Jha said, “What is happening to you [PM]? Your state-level leaders fell prey to the trap, but you too? It's a tweet from (April) 8th, no relation to Navratri. Tejashwi Yadav has been talking about jobs, why are you silent there?"

Rajnath Singh hits out at Misa Bharti

RJD MP Misa Bharti had earlier said that if the people of this country give the INDIA Alliance a chance (to form the government), then from PM Modi to BJP leaders, they will be behind bars..."

Reacting to her statement, Singh asked, Kisne maa ka dudh piya hai ki Modiji ko jail me dalega [who has the nerve to put PM Modi in jail]?...Those who are either in jail or on bail, they will arrest [PM Modi]?".

In Jamui, he said the people of India have “self-respect" and would never accept if PM Modi is sent to jail.

Singh lauded PM Modi as a person who has "dedicated his entire life to the nation" and "who took care of his mother all her life". His statement came just ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. He was campaigning for the BJP in Bihar on Sunday.

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Published: 14 Apr 2024, 05:37 PM IST
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