Tejashwi Yadav, the brand new Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, in the present day described his spouse Rachel Godinho, or Rajshri Yadav, as “the right companion” and stated his household totally supported his resolution to marry her on the finish of final yr.
In an interview to NDTV hours after he took oath because the second-in-command of the brand new Bihar authorities headed by Nitish Kumar, Mr Yadav stated that in marriage, he sought “partnership and understanding.”
He stated when he realised he had discovered that, he informed his father, Lalu Yadav: “I am courting this lady and I might like to marry her. However she’s a Christian.”
“My dad was like, ‘It is OK. No drawback’,” he stated.
“Individuals ought to know this about Lalu-ji,” he stated, referencing his father, a political veteran, and the caste complexities of Bihar.
Mr Yadav, who’s 32, added that his sisters had “organized marriages, however not forcefully”, explaining that his father is a contemporary man in some ways. They got the liberty to reject the grooms they had been launched to: “No one compelled anybody.”.
“There’s been a notion about my father, our household, about Bihar. However issues have not been like that,” he stated, “My dad has all the time given freedom to my sisters. He would maintain them on the forefront.” The second youngest of the 9 kids of Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi, he has seven sisters and a brother.
Requested how he approached the choice to not think about faith or caste, he additionally stated, “I actually needed it to occur after either side agree. We by no means needed anybody to be sad.” It labored out and not using a hitch, he stated, “I’m comfortable. And my mother and father are comfortable.”
On her change of title from Rachel to Rajshri, he has stated up to now that it was her resolution as “individuals of Bihar will discover it simpler to pronounce”. “My father advised this title,” he stated final December.
He’d additionally replied to his uncle Sadhu Yadav (mom Rabri Devi’s brother) having objected to his marriage “exterior of Yadavs”. “Youthful individuals don’t consider in furthering such variations,” he’d stated, including, “I respect my mama-ji. I do not need to make it private.”
Rachel aka Rajshri Yadav, who’s from Haryana, has stored a low profile, and made a uncommon remark after her husband took oath yesterday. “I thank everybody,” she informed reporters.
#WATCH | Household of Bihar’s Dy CM, Tejashwi Yadav reacts after oath ceremony.
“I thank everybody,” says his spouse Rajshri
“It is good for individuals of Bihar, I thank them. All are comfortable,” says mother-ex CM Rabri Devi
“We’ve got come to energy to work,” says his brother Tej Pratap Yadav pic.twitter.com/9e1OvvXYPH
— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2022
BJP leaders have been utilizing Tejashwi Yadav’s marriage to taunt the RJD over its demand for a caste census. “The yuvrajs (crown princes) of each UP and Bihar have damaged the caste barrier. Therefore, their events ought to cease worrying about caste census,” BJP’s Samrat Chaudhary, a former minister in Nitish Kumar’s JDU-BJP authorities, had stated, additionally referring to Samajwadi Occasion chief Akhilesh Yadav having married exterior the Yadav neighborhood.