Bihar polls: Lalu’s son a school dropout but crorepati candidate

  • Rajesh Kumar Thakur, Hindustan Times, Hajipur
  • Updated: Oct 05, 2015 00:18 IST
RJD chief Lalu Prasad during the filing of nomination papers by his son and party candidate from Raghopur, Tejashwi Yadav in Hajipur. (PTI)

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s younger son Tejashwi is a crorepati school dropout, says his affidavit submitted with his nomination paper on Saturday.

Tejashwi, 26, was a student of a Delhi school but did not pursue studies beyond Class 9. He opted to become a cricketer and played at the national level before turning a businessman and social activist, according to the affidavit.

The career move appears to have been productive as Tejashwi has self-acquired assets worth `91.53 lakh.

This includes immoveable property — farmland and non-agricultural land at Bhulwarisharif and Gopalganj — in his name valued at `23.07 lakh.

He showed total moveable assets of `1.41 crore presumably along with the wealth he has inherited from his family. The moveable assets are distributed across seven bank accounts.

Besides, he has `1.2 lakh cash in hand, owns gold jewellery worth `2.6 lakh, and shares worth `5.38 lakh in an unspecified Indian company. The affidavit says he has also given an unsecured loan of `10.7 lakh to an ‘Indian company’.

Tejashwi has a liability of `34 lakh as loan from the Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank at Kankerbagh in Patna. He filed income tax return of `5.08 lakh for the 2014-15 fiscal.

The RJD leader also has a case registered against him in the Patna Kotwali police station.


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