Lalu Prasad Yadav says Tejashwi won’t resign, let anyone do what he wants

Earlier in the day, Nitish Kumar’s JDU had said that RJD legislators should “stop boasting about its 80 MLAs” and Lalu should come clean on the source of his and his family’s assets, which is now a cause of tension between the two parties.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: July 15, 2017 9:27 am
Tejashwi won't resign, Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tejashwi Yadav, RJD, JDU, Sonia Gandhi, Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Indian Express News “Tejashwi Yadav istifa nahi denge. FIR darj hone se koi istifa nahi deta hai (Tejashwi Yadav will not resign. No one resigns because of an FIR),” Lalu said after a meeting with RJD legislators. (File)

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Friday said his son Tejashwi Yadav would not resign as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and dared anyone to break the grand alliance. “Tejashwi Yadav istifa nahi denge. FIR darj hone se koi istifa nahi deta hai (Tejashwi Yadav will not resign. No one resigns because of an FIR),” Lalu said after a meeting with RJD legislators.

He said the decision was of the RJD legislators. “RJD ki or se gatbandhan mein koi aaanch nahi aayega, jisko jo karna hai kar le (There will not any problem to the Grand Alliance from the RJD. Let anyone do what he wants),” he said. Earlier in the day, Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) had said that RJD legislators should “stop boasting about its 80 MLAs” and Lalu should come clean on the source of his and his family’s assets, which is now a cause of tension between the two parties.

Multiple JD(U) spokespersons took swipes at the RJD on a day Congress president Sonia Gandhi spoke to Nitish. The Congress, JD(U) and the RJD are the constituents of the Grand Alliance government ruling Bihar. Sonia and Nitish were expected to discuss the current political situation at a time the JD(U) has supported the NDA’s Presidential candidate and Lalu and his family are mired in charges of property accumulation and CBI searches.

JD(U) national spokesperson K C Tyagi called the talks between Sonia and Nitish a “happy sign” but the party’s Bihar leaders went on the offensive to mount pressure on Lalu’s son,Tejashwi, to resign. The JD(U) spokespersons in Bihar seemed miffed about RJD MLA Virendra Kumar’s Thursday statement that the “RJD being a party of 80 MLAs would do what it wants”.

Party spokesperson Sanjay Singh told The Indian Express: “The RJD should have known that when it fought alone in the 2010 Assembly elections, it was reduced to a 22-MLA party. It is only because of Nitish Kumar’s clean image that the Grand Alliance got 178 seats in the 2015 Assembly polls and RJD got 80 seats. The RJD must not be under any illusion of its make-believe and inflated strength.”

Another JD (U) spokesperson, Neeraj Kumar, said: “Those who are facing a CBI case must disclose their assets and also reveal their sources. This alone can be a befitting answer to the Opposition.” A section of RJD leaders had reportedly floated an idea that all RJD ministers would resign if Tejashwi did to express solidarity with the Lalu family and the party would offer outside support to Nitish. Another set of RJD leaders has dropped the name of Lalu’s daughter Rohini Acharya being inducted in the cabinet if Tejashwi is forced to resign.

The BJP, which has been watching the situation in Bihar with interest, said Nitish “must make his stand clear”. Former Bihar Assembly Opposition leader Nand Kishore Yadav said: “There is a political ambiguity in Bihar. We are looking forward to hear from Nitish, who has often taken a bold stand on such issues in the past.”

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    Anthony
    Jul 16, 2017 at 4:53 am
    Nitish Kumar has become Lekay of BJP and RSS. Nitish was mader CM of Bihar only by Lalu and Congress and if he want to become puppet of Amit Shah then he can go to BJP but he will be soon kicked out because this POLITICAL VENDATTA is only to break Maha gatbandhan and nothing else. Every person is innocent unless his guilt is not proven in court. BJP the most murderous and Mob Lyncher political party can use CBI but it will be courts which will decide and have final say. CBI made hundreds of Raids in last 3 years on behalf of BJP and RSS on opposition in almost every State but could not prove even one case so far.
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      karol
      Jul 15, 2017 at 9:35 pm
      Haughtiness of Lalu lal is really appreciable. He has taken corruption to next level and is daring everyone to take action against him for his venture. He is least apologetic. I pity congress, or is it corruption corruption for Mahagathbandhan. We appear to be really helpless against such leadership. Is it because of Indian Judicial system which follows geological time scale for its verdict. I feel the brazenness comes from the delay in justice. With the swift justice, discipline will be endorsed and will curtail corruption to some extent.
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        Pradeep
        Jul 16, 2017 at 4:59 am
        Do supporters of Mob Lynchers decide who is honest and corrupt. Paid Trolls may continue with lies and propaganda but people of Bihar will only vote RJD like they voted against BJP.
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        sri
        Jul 15, 2017 at 8:33 pm
        Lalu Prasad Yadav is the number one corrupt politician in Indian history. He made the entire Bihar state poor economically but ensured that he and his family is well off financially. What was his financial position before entering politics and how much he has made after entering politics by siphoning off public money. But still he is given weightage instead of throw him out of politics and ban him and his family members for life time from contesting elections. Bihar will never become self-sufficient state till such people like Lalu remain in politics.
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          Vikas
          Jul 16, 2017 at 4:57 am
          Only because a Paid Chaddi Gang Bhakt troll say so. People who support Mob Lynchings and dalit Flogging may always talk so to undermine opposition. Lie and deception has become their profession and religion.
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          sunil kumar
          Jul 15, 2017 at 3:42 pm
          I wonder how the politicians can be such rich with their ry. If they got wealth from business before joining politics, how they can run business remaining in politics. All politicians should declare their moveable and immoveable assests how they got it. They should also declare their expenses. Politics has become a dirty business in India. This is also applicable to lawyers and doctors.
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            TIHAEwale
            Jul 15, 2017 at 3:38 pm
            Sanjay Singh were u busy arranging begging bowls for Nitish when Nitish went around with a begging hat to Lalu after drubbing in 2014 LS polls when Nitish and Lalu fought separately
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              S.SANKARAN
              Jul 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm
              1st and the foremost how the Lallu is accussed in various corruption cases and debarred from contesting is allowed to come into media in political front.
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                Haren
                Jul 15, 2017 at 2:59 pm
                Nitish is opportunist, he knew about lalu before forming Aliance with RJD.
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                  kmadhukar
                  Jul 15, 2017 at 2:33 pm
                  Laloo is under the mistaken impression that sacking of Tejaswi would make him martyr and will get sympathy votes,. Amazzing Bihar where crooks get public sympathy.
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