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Lalu’s elder son Tej Pratap comes of age - stuns audience with impressive speech (video)

The surprise package of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s mega rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna was the unlikely emergence of his elder son, Tej Pratap, as the star speaker.   Known to play second fiddle to younger brother Tejashwi, Tej Pratap came on his own on the stage. In a 10 minute-speech, Tej Pratap promised to "tear apart" the BJP and its allies.   " Cheer denge, bata dete hain!" he warned.

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The surprise package of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s mega rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna was the unlikely emergence of his elder son, Tej Pratap, as the star speaker. 

Known to play second fiddle to younger brother Tejashwi, Tej Pratap came on his own on the stage.
In a 10 minute-speech, Tej Pratap promised to "tear apart" the BJP and its allies. 

" Cheer denge, bata dete hain!" he warned. 

There was wit, which reminded the crowd of the early days of Lalu, and made it cheer him in full gusto.  

"Is Mohan Bhagwat not ashamed to wear half pants even though he is an old man? But what can a man with half a brain wear other than half pants," asked Tej Pratap.

Unlike the measured Tejashwi, Tej Pratap used the occasion to give an impressive demonstration of his histrionics prowess. 

He turned to aides and asked for summoned a conch shell: " Shankh laao ji, shankh-naad karenge! Bring on the conch shell, someone, I will issue a clarion call."

After a conch shell was brought, he blew it long and asked if Nitish would be able to blow this? He will die blowing into it...."

There was also a warning to his younger brother. He compared Tejashwi to Arjun and implied that he would play the role of Krishna in the battle field.

The speech had the crowd in raptures and stunned the leaders on stage including his own father Lalu.  

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