Patna: Bihar deputy Chief Minister and Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son, Tejaswi Yadav, who is known as one of the most eligible bachelor in Bihar is receiving marriage proposals on his official WhatsApp number.
A government official said the 25-year-old politician has received 44,000 marriage proposals on his official WhatsApp number.
Sources said that the number, which was circulated for public, has received only 3,000 genuine feedbacks since June, rest all are spam messages from people who mistook it as his personal number.
“Such messages show that his popularity is growing among people of Bihar, who likes the way he works,” said the government official.
Tejaswi Yadav, who also holds Bihar’s Road and Construction department portfolio, had released the WhatsApp number for public to send pictures of potholes so that repair work can be done. Officials said that Tejaswi Yadav wanted to use WhatsApp and other social media platforms as a tool to establish direct contact with people.
"Thank God I am still single," Tejaswi Yadav was quoted as saying in a news report, when asked about the marriage proposals.
He joked that such personal messages could have landed him into deep trouble had he been married. He also shared that he ‘prefers an arranged marriage’.
Sources said Tejaswi is waiting for his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav, Health Minister in Bihar, to get married.
Tejaswi Yadav, who is being seen as a potential face for 2020 Assembly polls in Bihar from RJD, had won his maiden election from high profile Raghopur constituency in November 2015.