Minister shares WhatsApp number for road repair complaints, gets 44,000 marriage proposals instead
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav has reportedly received 44,000 marriage proposals on a WhatsApp contact number which he had provided to the public for complaining about bad roads in the state.
Yadav, who is also the state’s Public Welfare Department minister, has received 44,000 message from interested brides on the WhatsApp number.
“Out of 47,000 message received on the number, nearly 44,000 were personal message proposing marriage to Yadav. Only 3,000 messages were related to road repair,” a government official said.
Adding that most of the girls interested in marrying the Deputy CM provided personal information including figure statistics, skin colour and height in their messages.
The 26-year-old cricketer turned politician, is the younger son of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi.
“In fact, the young women mistook the number as Tejaswi’s own and sent the personal messages,” the official added.
In response, Yadav jokingly said that such personal messages could have landed him in trouble had he been married. “Thank God I am still single,” he said.
Tejaswi and elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav, who is also the Health Minister, according to reports are the two most sought after bachelors in Bihar.
However, Tejaswi told media persons that he prefers an arranged marriage.
Reportedly, the tech-savvy minister had helped an engineering student from Sitamarhi district to get his pending scholarship through the help of social media last year.
The student had complained to Yadav through Facebook that he was not getting the scholarship which was due to him.
Yadav had then directed concerned officials to look into the complaint and ensured that the youth received the scholarship money.