Reply to graft charges or face axe: Nitish to Tejashwi

Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav

Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav

The RJD and the Congress have called a joint meeting of their MLAs on Sunday to discuss the July 17 presidential poll strategy, while the JD (U) has convened a separate meeting of its MLAs at the Chief Minister's official residence.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Friday night said his younger son and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav will not resign and claimed that the state's ruling Grand Alliance is intact.

On Thursday, JD (U) state president Bashistha Narayan Singh told Tejashwi that despite his assertion that he was 14 when the alleged dubious hotel deal happened, the matter remained "far more serious and ask him to come out with a point to point rebuttal rather than make political statements". However, the JD (U) demanded deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav's resignation if his family could not come clean on the source of funds used for acquiring allegedly illegal properties. The organizers had neatly placed Tejashwi's nameplate at the event next to Nitish Kumar, but Tejashwi skipped the event entirely.

Talking to reporters after the Cabinet meeting in Patna, Mr Yadav said that he had pledged zero tolerance on corruption the day he had joined office and always went out of his way to help poor and backward people. Available on Android and IOS.

On Lalu ruling out Tejashwi's resignation, Rajak, who was earlier in the RJD, said, "He (Lalu) is an elderly and experienced leader".

This section says that Lalu Prasad Yadav and his party have the backing of the crucial 30 per cent Muslim-Yadav votebank which the JD (U) can not ignore.

In an exclusive interview to ANI, Yadav said that the RJD will not let the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) break the alliance between JD (U), Congress and the RJD.

"BJP does not believe in breaking the alliance government, but wants it to complete its term".

Lalu arrrived here to appear in a Central Bureau of Investigation court with regard to three cases related to the multi-million-rupee fodder scam.

Senior JDU leaders feel that irrespective of whatever is the outcome of the current crisis, Kumar is keen on taking "long term steps" to ensure that his and his government's image remains clean.

In the same year, the hotels were transferred to the railway corporation.

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