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This minister got 44,000 marriage proposals on WhatsApp

This minister got 44,000 marriage proposals on WhatsApp
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This minister got 44,000 marriage proposals on WhatsApp


Text: TNN

Cricketer turned politician Bihar's deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav is one of the most eligible bachelors in the country today.

The 26-year-old politician has received around 44,000 marriage proposals on WhatsApp.

Political Career
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Political Career

He was elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly from the Raghopur constituency as a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal in 2015.

Cricket Career
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Cricket Career

Prior to his plunge into politics, Yadav was a cricketer, who played as middle-order batsman in one Ranji Trophy match and two limited-overs games for Jharkhand.

He was also a part of the Delhi Daredevils for its 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 Indian Premier League seasons.

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Bihar's dilapidated roads
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Bihar's dilapidated roads

Tejashwi, who also heads the road construction department, had launched a WhatsApp complaint helpline for Bihar's dilapidated roads on June 29.

However, several people mistook it as his personal number and flooded the helpline with proposals.

According to an RCD official, 44,000-odd of the around 47,000 messages received on the WhatsApp number in the last four months were proposals for the deputy CM.

Flattering
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Flattering

"I am delighted to know so many girls like me, but for now I am busy with the development works of Bihar," the first-time MLA from Raghopur told reporters on Friday.

He said he had left it to his parents to choose a bride for him. "Many girls even gave details like gotra, height, complexion and place of birth," the official said, adding the messages came not only from Bihar but also from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

He also said that I am glad to be unmarried, this would have landed me in trouble.

Father's Son
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Father's Son

His father Lalu Prasad Yadav told TOI that Tejashwi's bride will be an "acchi ladki" (good girl) and her caste or clan won't matter.

"But Tejashwi's elder brother and forest minister Tej Pratap will get hitched first," he added.

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