Bihar crisis: Nitish, Lalu call separate meetings with lawmakers

Pauline Gross
July 17, 2017

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday said Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav should either tender his resignation or get fired from his position.

"Nitish Kumar hardly spoken about Tejashwi Yadav and ongoing crisis in the ruling alliance. he only discussed issues related to the presidential polls on 17 July", a JD (U) legislator said. "We are not in favour of mid-term polls in Bihar". While Nitish is yet to demand resignation from Tejashwi, the JD (U) on July 10 issued a statement asking the deputy CM to give point-by-point clarification on the charges levelled by the CBI to "clear public mind".

According to a Congress leader, both Nitish and Lalu should sit together and resolve the issue as both of them had worked hard to stop the BJP from coming to power in Bihar.

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"Though Nitish Kumar had never talked about the resignation of Tejashwi, he did talk about moral values in politics during our party meeting, stressing occasions when a person has to take a tough decision for moral values", JD (U) spokesperson told the Indian Express after a meeting of party leaders on Sunday, which was attended by Nitish. While other opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi backed Lalu Yadav's contention of the case being an instrument of political vendetta by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, no such agreement came forth from Nitish Kumar, who said the Yadavs' defence was inadequate and implied that Tejashwi Yadav should resign.

Lalu Prasad Yadav to slammed Nitish Kumar as he is supporting NDA's nominee for presidential elections.

Even Tejashwi Yadav, while commenting on the allegations against him lashed out at Government and said, "There is an emergency like situation in the country".

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