Will RJD ministers resign from the Nitish Kumar government?

After Deciding Not To Step Down As Deputy CM, Tejashwi Yadav Upsets People With His FB Post

After Deciding Not To Step Down As Deputy CM, Tejashwi Yadav Upsets People With His FB Post

RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad recorded his statement in a special CBI court here on Tuesday over the fodder scam case.

The Labour Department of the Bihar government had organised a function on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day and both Nitish and Tejaswi had received official invitation.

With Nitish Kumar at the head of the ruling coalition in 2017, the JD (U) has made it clear that there was no alternative to the Yadav family either convincing the public about Tejashwi's innocence or exiting the government.

The RJD supremo, however, refuted the allegations against him and called it a political conspiracy hatched by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Though senior JD (U) leader KC Tyagi tried to downplay the issue and said Nitish never issued any deadline to Tejashwi, political observers here feel the showdown between Lalu and Nitish is heading towards an irreparable damage to the Grand Alliance. The RJD Legislature Party has spurned the JD (U)'s demand that the deputy CM should come clean on the CBI charges against him or step down to uphold GA's "zero tolerance policy on corruption".

Even when Congress President Sonia Gandhi tried to intervene and resolve issues between alliance partners JD (U) and RJD in Bihar, it appears that things are heading for the worst. "Otherwise, the people would show them the door". "There is no question of his resignation", Lalu Prasad told the media on Friday after holding a almost three-hour-long meeting with senior party leaders and legislators at his official residence.

Party legislator Mundrika Prasad Yadav told PTI, "There is no question of his resignation".

The chief minister had cited the examples of LK Advani and Sharad Yadav quitting, following charge sheets against them in the Hawala case, to emphasise that in case of an FIR or a charge sheet, the accused must come clean, he added. "He would rather resign himself", Tyagi said. Senior leaders in the party maintain that if he alone resigns, it will send a wrong signal, nearly of accepting the crime and bending to the JD (U)'s whims.

The signals coming out from Patna so far have indicated that if there is any party that it is feeling suffocated in the alliance, and therefore wanting out, it is JD (U). "RJD ki or se gatbandhan mein koi aaanch nahi aayega (There will not any problem to the Grand Alliance from the RJD)", he said.

The JD (U) has 71 MLAs and Congress 27 while the opposition BJP has 53 MLAs in the House.

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