Lalu's son backs Rahul, slams Sharad

Lalu's son backs Rahul, slams Sharad

“This kind of language is unpardonable. Even if you are an elder, you should not ridicule someone of Rahul’s stature in this manner,” said Tejaswi.

Offering an unsolicited advice to his father’s arch-rival Sharad, Tejaswi said, “If Sharadji wants to fight Rahul Gandhi, he should fight him politically. Mudde uthaiyye (raise issues), but don’t use derogatory language. That brings a bad name to Bihar, too.”

Tejaswi’s remarks come close on the heels of Sharad Yadav launching a personal attack on Rahul at Fatua on Monday where he questioned the political acumen of Sonia’s son and said, “Rahul is a babua (new baby)…what does he know about Indian politics? Someone writes his speech and he reads it. He will often pull up his sleeve and make a political speech. He should be thrown into the Ganga.” “Sharadji should learn to control his emotions before attacking his political adversaries,” said Tejaswi, who is just a Class XII pass-out.

LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, too, came out in support of Rahul and minced no words in criticising Sharad Yadav. “Don’t cross the limit of decency. Fight Rahul politically, but don’t use offending language,” Paswan told Sharad.

Incidentally, Lalu also had always assailed those who raised Sonia’s foreign origin issue.