Jagadananda’s new responsibility is also seen as an effort to ease tensions between Lalu’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav and younger son Tejashwi Prasad Yadav. Along with this, there is also an attempt of social engineering of RJD behind giving the command of the state president to the Rajput leader.
A major reshuffle has started at the organization level in the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) after a crushing defeat in the 2019 general election. Under this, the party has made Jagdanand Singh, one of its most senior leaders, the Bihar state president. He has been one of the closest leaders of Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Jagdanand’s proposers include RJD chief’s wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi and his political successor and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, along with other party officials and legislators.
Jagadananda is among those socialist leaders who have stayed away from controversies and is respected by all factions within the party. After filing the nomination, Jagadananda had said, ‘We have been with Lalu Prasad since the inception of the party. In 36 days, the year 2020 will begin. Pledge to carry forward your fight for social justice and communal harmony in the coming year under the youth leadership of Tejashwi Yadav. ‘