Nitish should decide on JD(U)-RJD alliance soon: Ram Vilas Paswan

Modesto Morganelli
Luglio 15, 2017

The current crisis was triggered by Mr. Kumar's call for the resignation of RJD leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, who is the son of Mr. Lalu Prasad, following charges of corruption against him.

JD (U) parliamentary leader Sharad Yadav represented the party at the meeting of opposition leaders that picked on the former West Bengal governor as its vice presidential nominee in New Delhi yesterday.

The ruling alliance in Bihar has taken a hit after Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, deputy chief minister and Lalu Prasad's son, was booked in a graft case.

The RJD claims the CBI action against Tejashwi Yadav is a political conspiracy to destabilize Bihar's ruling Grand Alliance and "Nitish Kumar knew about it".

He said that the BJP-led government at the Centre had been using the Income Tax Department, Enforce Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation to destabilise the Grand Alliance government in Bihar, comprising the Janata Dal-United, RJD and the Congress. The JD (U) had earlier said that the party was not convinced with Tejashwi Yadav's public statement and wanted him to give an explanation on corruption charges levelled against him. It is reported that the three have together accumulated property of over Rs. 1000 crore through improper allocation of tenders during Lalu Prasad Yadav's tenure as the Railway Minister.

Lalu Yadav clarified that Tejashwi Yadav will not resign from the deputy chief minister's post.

Referring to the scuffle that broke out, he said, "On such critical moments when hundreds of media surrounds & suddenly jumps for byte, it becomes bit hard for us, media & security guards also".

Despite opposition demand, the RJD as well as Lalu Prasad have ruled out the possibility of Tejashwi's resignation. "I have had no talks with Soniaji on this issue", he said. "It will take only 5 minutes for him to quit the government", Alok said.

Highlighting his good work and clean image as minister, he said, "From the first day I entered office I have been adhering to zero tolerance to corruption and have not done anything wrong in dispensing the responsibility".

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