Patna: The Bihar floods have become a huge embarrassment not just for the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar but for the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal as well.
Tejashwi Yadav, son of jailed RJD chief Lalu Yadav and leader of the opposition, has once again been missing in action.
Though, Tejashwi has been nipping at the government with tweets since heavy rains started flooding Patna over the weekend, his own party men said that by staying away from the city and not standing with the affected families, he missed yet another opportunity to lead from the front, reported NDTV.
On Thursday, he was spotted in Haryana's Rewari, where he had gone to accompany his brother-in-law Chiranjeevi Rao as he filed his nomination as a Congress candidate for the state elections later this month. Chiranjeevi Rao is the husband of Tejashwi Yadav's sister.
While he was nowhere near Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav once again tweeted, accusing the Nitish Kumar government of not doing enough for Patna.
However, his own supporters said the social media attacks are too little and too late. This is not the first time that Tejashwi Yadav decided to skip his home state and stay away. During the floods in July, the state assembly session and the acute encephalitis deaths in June, he was missing in action.
He surfaced later and said that he was undergoing treatment in Delhi during his two-month break from politics in Bihar after the loss of RJD in Lok Sabha elections this year.