Politics and religion must always be kept as far away from each other as possible. Unfortunately for our country, that has never been the case. Many a politician wears religion on their sleeves. None more so than Bihar's politician and the elder son of former CM Lalu Yadav, Tej Pratap Yadav.
Over the years Yadav has earned himself the moniker of 'behrupiya' or one who has many disguises.
Last year, he dressed up as the Hindu deity Shiva and offered prayers at a temple.
Bihar: Lalu Prasad Yadav's elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav, dressed as Lord Shiva, offered prayers at a temple in Patna, today. pic.twitter.com/mMjuCydClz— ANI (@ANI) July 23, 2019
Such is his fondness for dressing up as gods that during his wedding in 2018, his fans gifted Patna a poster with Tej Pratap and his then bride, Aishwarya as Shiva and Parvati.
Most of his disguises have been inspired by the popular depictions of the deities Shiva and Krishna.
Here's another picture of him as Krishna.
This is him addressing the rumours of a rift between his brother and himself.
Tej Pratap Yadav:Social media mein bhi Krishna-Arjun jodi ko lekar tarah tarah ki baatein kar rahe hain ki ab daal nhi gal raha hai,alag ho gaye....dhar ke cheer denge. Jo Tej aur Tejashwi aur jo Krishna aur Arjun ke beech aayega uske upar Sudarshan Chakra chalega Shri Krishna ka pic.twitter.com/4WLepDG8B7— ANI (@ANI) July 6, 2019
This is another time when he decided to cosplay as Shiva.
And he's just started campaigning for the elections in Bihar. So, maybe in a few days time, we'll get to see him in another Avatar. He had contested in Mahua last year and won. This time around he's shifted his base to the Yadav-dominated Hasanpur assembly constituency in Samastipur district. Maybe, the cosplay does work, after all.
Well, if you manage to put the whole church and state problem aside, as you have been doing for decades, he's pretty good with the cosplay, isn't he?