RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav gets largest party in Bihar but not Victoury

RJD’s performance suggests that Yadav’s campaign helped the party secure its base.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav gets largest party in Bihar but not Victoury
Tejashwi Yadav

In 2020 election three different leaders from three distinct parties within the fray in Bihar suggested, the actual fact that Yadav’s rallies were drawing huge crowds gave rise to the perception that the Yadavs would return to power.

Yadav attempted to interrupt his party’s traditional, almost exclusive, reliance on the politics of caste and exclusive specialise in stitching a Muslim-Yadav alliance  by emphasising “economic justice” in terms of rhetoric. This was amid a more inclusive ticket distribution strategy; an appeal to a whole generation of children across caste lines by promising jobs; and an active , interactive and dynamic campaign.

It was this campaign that led Yadav  and lots of other observers to believe that this election would mark the instant of political transformation in Bihar, with not just a regime change but also a shift within the way political choices have traditionally been made within the state.He came close, but fell in need of a majority that might have made him the surprise chief minister of 1 of India’s largest and most politically aware states.

RJD’s performance suggests that Yadav’s campaign helped the party secure its base. it's also marked Yadav’s own political ascendance  within the absence of his father, Lalu Prasad, he held his own within the campaign and has quashed any succession battles within the family and marked himself because the next leader of the RJD.