Bihar rift widens, Tejashwi skips event attended by Nitish

Elias Hubbard
Июля 17, 2017

Responding to a question on the growing demand for his resignation, Tejaswi told reporters outside the Assembly that "it (resignation demand) is only in the media".

With CM Nitish Kumar toughening his stance on Tejashwi Yadav episode, RJD chief Lalu Yadav appears to have finally budged and signalled that some action will be taken to save the "Mahagathbandhan".

Tejashwi, son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, has been named by the CBI as an accused in its probe into the land-for-hotels scam case.

"Tejashwi Yadav has only two options, either tender his resignation or get sacked", Modi, who is also the Bihar BJP parliamentary board chief, was quoted as saying by PTI. "It is the RJD that has been making it a political issue", he said.

The state BJP on Sunday maintained that it is with CM Nitish Kumar in his fight against corruption and his party, the JD (U), should resolve its differences with the RJD of Lalu Prasad on the issue of deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad Yadav for the final push to their mutual fight to the climactic 'aar-paar (that leaves nothing to doubt)' situation. Sushil Modi, the Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Legislative Council, said Kumar has on several occasions supported BJP and the Centre on various issues.

Congress MLA Shakil Ahmad Khan and MLC Dilip Chaudhary suggested senior leaders of the three coalition partners to talk among themselves to hammer out a solution.

Sushil Modi clarifies BJP'S position.

"Nitish Kumar's support to NDA nominee holds a lot of significance for which we thank him", Sushil said claiming, along with NDA and JD (U) MLAs, four Independents have also voted for Kovind. On Sunday, SuMo also advised Tejashwi to "come out of the shadow of his father Lalu" as former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav had moved out of the umbrella of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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