Bihar Health Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav on Tuesday publicly threatened an English news channel reporter at the celebration of the 20th Foundation Day of RJD, reported Zee News.
According to the report, the health minister asked a journalist to hand over his camera. Tej Pratap Yadav then started clicking pictures.
As the Bihar minister was clicking pictures, a reporter from the audience apparently took a cellphone video of that, reported NDTV.
This enraged Tej Pratap Yadav.
The minister threatened to file a defamation case if the reporter did not delete the video, Hindustan Times reported. However, the reporter did not budge.
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Tej Pratap’s behaviour infuriated the members of the media who stood up to leave the function in protest, prompting party leaders to intervene and pacify the agitated journalists.
According to the Hindustan Times report, Lalu Prasad Yadav intervened and asked the reporter to delete the video after the situation deteriorated. However, the reporter refused and walked down from the stage.
At the end of the event Lalu Prasad Yadav called the journalist on the stage and asked him to shake hands with his son and end the issue.
Updated Date: Jul 06, 2016 12:32 PM