Next Generation Political Leaders of Bihar

Next Generation Political Leaders of Bihar

The electoral arena has been set in Bihar for Bidhan Sabha election 2020, and now it is getting noticed. Though election schedule has not yet been declared but politic hype is at its peak. This time the thing that is most in limelight is next generation of politics in Bihar. The next generation of political leaders will determine Bihar’s future.

Senior leaders of all political parties especially the new generation leaders have started hectic campaigns to consolidate their support base. Some leaders owe something to their parties and some are trying to save their heritage whereas some are directly challenging the present chief minister.

Riding on the shoulders of their successful fathers they often feel they can fit into the shoes and they may not need to struggle like their fathers did. At times, they are given the feel of that also when Tejashwi Yadav and Chirag Paswan become Chiefs of their parties, holding public chairs too, in most sensitive of the states in the country. This again makes them believe the game to be not that difficult.

Tejashwi Yadav and Chirg Paswan took over the reins of their respective parties – Tejashwi of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of Lalu Prasad and Chirag of Lok Jashakti Party (LJP) of Ram Vilas Paswan, both star politician sons in their own rights. Both feel themselves as potential Chief Ministers of Bihar but both seriously lacked feeling of any need to groom.

By the way, it is not new that politicians will take the next generation into the electoral fray to further their political legacy. However, almost all the parties are full of such politicians, who are desirous of putting their future generation in the political arena in this election, but it will be seen how many politicians succeed in this and who the voters like.

RJD sources say that the party’s state president Jagdanand Singh is trying to get his son Sudhakar Singh for ticket from Ramgarh assembly. In JDU too, there are many leaders who are willing to put their next generation in the electoral fray.

Apart from this, Congress leader Dr. Ashok Kumar is trying to field his son Atirek from Dalsinghsarai on the party’s election symbol, while Garibdas will get the ticket from Bachwada seat to handle the legacy of his late father former MLA Ramdev Rai.

Let’s know about the characters of this next generation and their role shaping the future of Bihar.

1.Tejashwi Yadav

Offspring of former Chief Minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav, and Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav served as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar in Nitish Kumar’s government. He was elected o Bihar Legislative assembly from Raghopur constituency. 31-year-old Tejaswi Yadav was deputy chief minister of grand alliance government, however, he could not remain Deputy Chief Minister for long, Nitish Kumar broke away from the Grand Alliance after just 20 months and Tejaswi’s chair was taken away.

The thing that is discussed the most about Tejashwi Yadav, especially the one whom his opponents tighten, is his studies. They have only studied till 9th i.e. they have not even completed their schooling. He studied at DPS Public School, Delhi.

Despite being less educated, the fiery fraternity speaks English. They speak strongly on every issue and often attack the government fiercely. He is also very active on social media, does not miss to surround the government on Facebook and Twitter. He is well ahead of many big leaders in terms of popularity on Twitter. More than 2.5 million people follow them.

Currently, Tejashwi Yadav is playing the role of Leader of Opposition. Before joining politics, Tejashwi Yadav was a cricketer, he was a part of Delhi Daredevils team in IPL, although he did not get a chance to play a single match.

Tejashwi has matured over the years and it will be foolish to ignore the scion of Lalu in the current situation and he seems to be on an image makeover drive at a time when the Bihar elections are likely to be held in a few months.

Tez Raftar Tejaswi Sarkar” is the slogan given by the RJD for the forthcoming election and Tejashwi is the CM face of Grand Alliance for the forthcoming election in Bihar.

2.Chirag Paswan

The most talked about in Bihar’s politics is Chirag Paswan, son of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. He is an MP from Jamui. Chirag, studied engineering in computer science and, wanted to pursue a career in Bollywood since childhood. He said in aninterview that politics is in his veins but his dream is to make a career on the screen first.

In 2011, she starred in the film Mile Na Mile Hum with Kangana Ranaut. However, he could not do much on screen and in 2014 he moved from actor to leader. He contested for the first time in 2014 and won. After this, he also became MP in 2019. Recently he has been given the command of LJP National President.

Chirag may be 37 years old, but in politics he appears in the role of a very obsessed player. We always measure and speak, but many times, despite being in the NDA, have openly expressed differences. Right now, he is contesting in Bihar elections, he is on his shoulder to increase his father’s legacy, whose path is a bit difficult because, the party’s grip on the class which his father represented is now weakening. LJP’s performance in the last several elections have not been good. In 2015, he crossed only two seats

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan is in the limelight as soon as the Bihar Assembly elections are near. These days, Chirag is seen as a leader who is being wooed by the leaders of opposition parties more than his colleague. The latest case is of Shyam Rajak. Shyam Rajak, a minister in the Bihar government, was abruptly dismissed on Sunday. He was also expelled from the party because he praised Chirag and, in an interview, said that he is a young leader and Bihar needs him because he can do a lot for Bihar. However, after taking membership of RJD, Shyam Rajak X

Earlier Pappu Yadav had a secret meeting with Chirag Paswan. It is being told that in this meeting there was a discussion on bringing small parties of Bihar on one platform. In this meeting, Pappu Yadav even told Chirag Paswan a contender for the post of Chief Minister.

Chirag Paswan may have little experiences in the politics of Bihar by his age but he definitely has an aspiration of becoming the chief minister, if he gets a chance ahead. “Dreaming of becoming CM is not bad. And if I get a chance, I would definitely like to become the CM of Bihar,” Paswan told a news channel on Wednesday.

3.Pushpam Priya Chaudhary

Pushpam Priya Choudhary: The young woman challenging Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Bihar

An advertisement published in many newspapers of Bihar on Sunday has shocked everyone. Pushpam Priya Chaudhary, while presenting advertisements in Bihar newspapers on the occasion of International Women’s Day, submitted a claim for the post of Chief Minister.

Pushpam Priya Chaudhary has also written a letter to the people of Bihar in the advertisement, in which she has said that if she becomes the Chief Minister of Bihar, by 2025, Bihar will become the most developed state in the country and by 2030 it will develop like European countries.

She has named the party plurals while she gave a slogan ‘Jana Gana Sabka Sarkar’. Pushpam Priya told in the advertisement that she has studied abroad and now wants to come back to Bihar and change the state.

Pushpam is the daughter of former JDU MLC Vinod Choudhary. She has done a double MA from tThe Institute of Dave, England.

In an interview Pushpam Priya’s father Vinod Chaudhary said that my daughter is educated abroad. He is an adult, there should be difference between him and my thinking. Generation gap. Whatever she is doing, she must be doing it thoughtfully- my blessing with her.

Pushpam takes to twitter to further add, “Bihar needs pace, Bihar needs wings, Bihar needs change. Because Bihar deserves better and better is possible. Join Plurals to make Bihar run and fly in 2020. #PluralsHasArrived #ProgressiveBihar2020.”

4. Tej Pratap Yadav

Tej Pratap Yadav is is the elder son of Rastriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi. He is an MLA from Mahua in the Bihar Legislative Assembly. He was formerly the Health Minister of Bihar. According to the 2015 assembly election affidavit, he has studied up to class XII.

Tej Pratap Yadav is the most unique member of the Lalu Yadav family. No one knows when he will give a statement, how much its effect will be, and he himself cannot even guess the intensity. But comparing both Tej and Tejashwi Yadav, many times the impact of Lalu Prasad Yadav is seen in Tej Pratap’s speeches. Tanj in his speeches are similar to Lalu Prasad Yadav. But the problem with Tej Pratap is that a long list of disputes with him is going on.

Tej Pratap is a big factor for his party in the Bihar assembly elections. On how much he can benefit the party, it cannot be said clearly but his slight displeasure and this rhetoric can pose a big problem for Tejashwi Yadav and his party.

There are open differences between the two brothers and in spite of being senior to Tejashwi he is not have the authority in RJD’s functioning. However, he has never said anything to Tejashwi from the public stage and has been calling himself Krishna and Tejashwi as Arjuna. Now that the preparations for the Bihar Assembly elections have been speeded up, once everyone is eyeing Tej Pratap. Sources say that this time he is demanding to give tickets to some of his close ones

With assembly poll fast approaching in Bihar, it is expected that Lalu Prasad Yadav’s elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav’s estranged wife Aishwarya Rai may contest against her husband in the upcoming poll.