Politician Tejawi Yadav, who is the son of Lalu Prasad Yadav and holds a senior post in the RJD party recently started sharing fitness videos. After the politician shared a video of him playing cricket, a video of him pulling and pushing an old Mahindra Jeep has become viral on the Internet. The video was shared by the official Twitter channel of the political party.
उसे गुमाँ है कि हमारी उड़ान कुछ कम है
हमें यक़ीं है कि ये आसमान कुछ कम है।
— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) July 25, 2022
In the video, Tejaswi Yadav can be spotted pulling a Mahindra Jeep, which looks like a Mahindra Major. The vehicle is turned off and there is someone in the driver’s seat to take control of the situation if things go out of hand. As per reports, Yadav shared the video after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to lose weight during an event in Bihar.
Even though cars can weigh more than one thousand kilos, it is relatively easier to push or pull these vehicles because of the wheels. We are not sure how helpful it can be to push or pull a vehicle to lose weight though.
Jeep belongs to Lalu Prasad Yadav
आज वर्षों बाद अपनी प्रथम गाड़ी को चलाया।
इस संसार में जन्मे सभी लोग किसी ना किसी रूप में ड्राइवर ही तो है।
आपके जीवन में प्रेम, सद्भाव, सौहार्द, समता, समृद्धि, शांति, सब्र, न्याय और खुशहाली रूपी गाड़ी सबको साथ लेकर सदा मजे से चलती रहे। pic.twitter.com/G6x3JrCNlO
— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) November 24, 2021
This vehicle is Lalu Prasad Yadav’s first car. The year, the senior politician became emotional and shared a video of him driving the SUV. Lalu shared a note in Hindi with the video that translates to “After several years, I drove my first car. May the car of love, harmony, equality, prosperity, peace, patience, justice and happiness in your life always keep running happily with everyone else along.”
This is a Mahindra Major. Mahindra Major is an updated iteration of the 1968 Willys Jeep. It was produced under license from Jeep in India and it became quite popular as well. The Major was built on a new chassis that also underpinned the Mahindra Armada at a later stage.
It gets a signature seven-slot grille and it is the last-generation vehicle that got flat fenders. Even the front end gets a very squarish design. It gets a canopy roof, which has been removed from the vehicle.
There Major only came with a diesel engine option in India. It gets powered by a 2.5-litre MDI diesel engine. It generates around 58 Bhp and 162 Nm of peak torque. It returns around 10 km/l. Mahindra also used to offer a 4X4 option with the car. Only a four-speed manual transmission was available with the car.
There are only a few examples of the Mahindra Major in good condition in India. With time, many owners scrapped the vehicle while only a few of them maintained it over the years. The Major is the spiritual predecessor of the current-generation Thar.