Bihar Grand Alliance: RJD says all is well, JD(U) sees Nitish Kumar gain

The JD(U), it appears, has decided to not press for Tejashwi’s resignation, at least till the CBI files a chargesheet against him

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Published: July 20, 2017 3:25 am
 Nitish Kumar, Bihar Grand Alliance, RJD, JD(U), Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, India News, Indian Express, Indian Express News Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, along with deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav (PTI Photo)

A day after Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and reportedly explained his version on the CBI case against him, the RJD on Wednesday said “all is well” with the Grand Alliance. The JD(U), it appears, has decided to not press for Tejashwi’s resignation, at least till the CBI files a chargesheet against him. JD(U) leaders, however, claimed that there had been no change in the party’s stand even after Tejashwi met Nitish. But, it is not demanding his resignation either. “He should present the facts in the public domain. We stick to this position even now,” said a JD(U) spokesperson.

Another JD(U) leader said Nitish had emerged as a “political gainer” out of the “RJD muddle” even without taking any action. “BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi may claim to have done most of the hard work in digging out the unknown wealth of Lalu Prasad’s family, but it is Nitish Kumar who has been filling the space caused by Lalu’s unpopularity following the expose. We will set our agenda,” said the leader.

Asked if the JD(U) has been in touch with the BJP, considering that the political situation may take a turn if the CBI files a chargesheet, the leader said: “We don’t need to talk to them. Nitish Kumar can set his agenda alone. For now, we do not want to disturb the Grand Alliance. Once the CBI files a chargesheet, the onus would be on the RJD to force Tejashwi to resign. The long rope we are talking about may end with the CBI filing the chargesheet”.

RJD leaders looked upbeat after Tejashwi’s meeting with Nitish. The party’s Banka MP Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav said: “All is well. Their meeting is a good omen”. Another RJD leader said party chief Lalu Prasad was “relaxed” after Tejashwi’s meeting and now wanted to concentrate on exploring legal options out of the CBI case against his family. RJD sources said Tejashwi might soon visit Delhi for official work and explore the legal options before him.

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    Rakesh Pandit
    Jul 20, 2017 at 8:36 am
    Tejasvi is a bhikhari son of chor lalooooo. He has to jailed and all illegal money, land etc recovered from him.
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      Fredy
      Jul 20, 2017 at 8:10 am
      CBI has no other work but to promote BJP and RSS by going after Opposition leaders. Give one case where CBI has acted sincerely against BJP and RSS. IT and CBI look like have become Political parties and member of NDA. When Opposition will come to power then same CBI and IT will start Charge sheeting and arresting BJP leaders but his time in far big scale.
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        Rakesh Pandit
        Jul 20, 2017 at 8:39 am
        Freddy, are you reddi to get sodomised by your Christi priests and pastors? Wayanad in Kerala, and recently in Australia, your padtors and bishops were caught humping young kids.
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          kuju
          Jul 20, 2017 at 11:26 am
          Vatican spotted
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