Ex-Bihar minister and RJD supremo Lalu Yadav’s son Tej Pratap Yadav today too out a ‘cycle rally’ in protest of ‘rising crime’. The newly married Tej Pratap was all geared up with sportive outfits and a shiny bicycle for the rally. Needless to say, he was also being followed by a large caravan of security personnel, party men and media persons. Things, however, took another turn when the RJD scion, in an attempt to ride stylishly took a tumble and fell right down on the ground.
— ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2018
As expected, Twitter was flooded with reactions. The upcoming film star and politician’s dramatic fall soon became the highlight of his ‘protest’.
Ye Hain Lalu Ke Pappu Tej Pratap Yadav, Inse Cycle Nhi Chal Pata, Desh Chalayenge ???pic.twitter.com/4hr0oZ208S
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) July 26, 2018
One Twitter user insisted that the cycle was borrowed from Akhilesh Yadav and the idea was from Rahul Gandhi.
Another Nautanki from #TejPratap I think it was a Cycle rented from @yadavakhilesh Nd the idea rented from @RahulGandhi so was supposed to fall anyhow..
What a Trio, Amazing entertainment.. https://t.co/sQN6H6hwhI
— Vivek Shukla (@vivekshukla4444) July 26, 2018
Memes were inevitable.
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) July 26, 2018
As expected, the entire media coverage about Tej Pratap’s protest rally has been now shifted to his falling. Tej Pratap, who has, in the past claimed that Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi have unleashed ghosts in his official residence to haunt him, may find himself at the receiving end of jokes and memes for the next few days.
Though no injuries are being reported thus far, looking at his family’s ‘track’ record of claiming victimhood, the possibilities of a blame on Modi government for his fall cannot be dismissed. Looks like Tej Pratap might need one of those hugs Rahul Gandhi is bestowing on everyone recently.