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Lalu: Tejeshwi will not resign, Nitish did not ask for it

Prime News, Nation, patna, July 26:- Lalu Prasad Yadav brush aside all the speculation that deputy Chief Minister Tejeshwi will resign over corruption charges said that the Grand Alliance is intact.

In a briefing after chairing the meeting of RJD Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)s said that his son won’t resign and said Chief Minister Nitish did not ask for it.

Lalu maintained that there are no differences between him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. “No bitterness between me and Nitish. Spoke to him yesterday. Media trying to crack our alliance,” Lalu Prasad said.

Lalau said that “We have formed the grand alliance, made Nitish CM. Why will we break the alliance?” he added. Tejashwi also claimed he was not asked to resign by Nitish Kumar.

Tejeshwi and Lalu blamed the BJP for trying to destabilise the Grand Alliance. “They want to destabilise all the non- BJP governments through one way or another,” Lalu added. The JD(U) is scheduled to meet at 5 pm today and will possibly take a decision on Tejashwi’s future. The deputy chief minister is facing charges of corruption along with his family members.

The BJP is likely to raise the corruption charges against Tejashwi in the coming Bihar assembly on Friday. The CBI registered a case against Lalu Prasad and his family members for allegedly favoring  Railway hotel contracts in exchange for prime land during his tenure as Railway minister.

Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi also met Nitish earlier to cool the situation and explained his case in person. This came after he skipped an official event where he was supposed to grace the dias with Nitish.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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