Patna: Tejaswhi Prasad Yadav and Tejpratap Yadav, sons of Rashtriya Janta Dal president, Lalu Prasad who were earlier against taking COVID-19 received their first dose on Wednesday morning. They got Russia made Sputnik vaccine at a private hospital in Kankarbagh colony.
Hesitant to take the vaccine, Lalu's sons disclosed that they visited Medanta Jaipraphabha hospital and got Sputnik vaccines against covid.They also appealed to the people to get vaccinated without delay.
At a meeting of the party legislators and presidents of the district units of RJD, Tejaswhi Prasad Yadav on Tuesday had appealed to the workers to take vaccines as protection against covid-19. Till Monday, on his return from three months stay in New Delhi to look after Lalu Prasad, leader of opposition in Bihar assembly, Tejaswhi was saying he would not take vaccine till 70 percent people of the state were vaccinated against Corona.
On Tuesday,some BJP leaders had advised Tejaswhi to take vaccine and allayed apprehensions that Corona vaccine leads to impotency.
Senior BJP leader and former deputy chief minister,Sushil Kumar Modi, had also criticised Tejashwi for not taking vaccine and said he had no right to speak on behalf of vaccine hesistant party workers.He alleged by not taking vaccine, Lalu's sons were in fact misleading the poor party workers and landing them into health trouble.
Tejwashi claimed anti-coronavirus vaccine was effective for one year only. His elder brother, Tejpratap is a former health minister. The two sons of Lalu did not visit government run vaccination centres but went to the private hospital in Patna.