Last Update: 12 July 2022, 23:42 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Met RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav at the inauguration of Bihar Bhawan Memorial Column in the state assembly on Tuesday and advised the young leader to lose some weight. The Prime Minister also inquired about the health of his father and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is admitted to AIIMS in Delhi after suffering multiple fractures due to a fall.
Modi, 71, reportedly told 32-year-old Tejashwi, “Vajan kaam karo (lose weight),” at the ceremony where the two leaders had a brief conversation on health.
While PM Modi practices yoga and occasionally shares videos of his yoga routine, Tejashwi used to be a professional cricketer before joining politics full-time with his father.
During the conversation, Tejashwi told the PM that his father is “now out of the Critical Care Unit (CCU)”. On this, PM Modi said, ‘I have seen that he is now able to sit on a chair too. Recently, a photo of Lalu Yadav sitting on a chair in his hospital room was shared on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Tejashwi urged Prime Minister Modi to confer Bharat Ratna on late socialist leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur.
Tejashwi, during his brief speech where he stumbled a bit, referred to Karpoori Thakur’s contribution to the democratic system and social equality in the country.
He also urged PM Modi to consider setting up a “School of Legislative Studies” in Bihar, which claims to be home to the “oldest republic in the world”, in Vaishali.
(with inputs from agencies)