Tejashwi Prasad will not step down as Deputy CM: RJD

The CBI last week registered an FIR against Tejashwi, his mother Rabri Devi and Lalu Prasad for allegedly accepting a prime plot of land in Patna in in exchange for awarding a tender for the maintenance of two railway hotels to two Bihar businessmen.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 10, 2017 3:47 pm
Tejashwi Yadav,Tejashwi Prasad, RJD, JDU, BIhar, Nitish kumar, The CBI last week registered an FIR against Tejashwi, his mother Rabri Devi and Lalu Prasad for allegedly accepting a prime plot of land in Patna in in exchange for awarding a tender for the maintenance of two railway hotels to two Bihar businessmen.

A defiant Rashtriya Janata Dal rallied behind party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejashwi Prasad saying he will not step down as Bihar’s deputy chief minister. “Tejashwi Yadav has been a good leader and will always remain one,” the party said.

With the JD(U) calling for a meeting of its legislators on Tuesday, party sources indicated that they will ask Tejashwi to resign as he facing corruption charges.

The CBI last week registered an FIR against Tejashwi, his mother Rabri Devi and Lalu Prasad for allegedly accepting a prime plot of land in Patna in in exchange for awarding a tender for the maintenance of two railway hotels to two Bihar businessmen when the RJD chief was railway minister in 2006.

After attending a party meeting chaired by Lalu Prasad,  Bihar Finance Minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui said blamed the BJP for trying to allegedly destabilise the government.

“There has been an attempt to demolish us, but it will not happen. We will emerge like we have always in the past as well,” he said.

When asked about the cracks within the coalition government, he said: “There is a conspiracy to break the grand alliance, but the state government is very much in place and stable.”

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has so far remained silent on the CBI raids on Lalu Prasad. Kumar cancelled his plans to attend a public interaction programme, triggering speculation that he has been intentionally avoiding the media. “The Lok Samvad programme, which was scheduled for tomorrow, stands cancelled due to an indisposition of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar,” said an official release on Sunday.

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  1. Goyal Anandilal
    Jul 10, 2017 at 8:13 pm
    Why the Govt.is giving AirIndia in private hands.Is privatization only is the remedy for all the govt.owned loss making Companies.Are not the pvt panies loss making.
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      Champa Bai
      Jul 10, 2017 at 8:11 pm
      kya hua ab Nitish ko.....dast lag gaye......badi badi baatein kartey thay..........honesty ki
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        Gau
        Jul 10, 2017 at 7:43 pm
        Modiji should also check vyapam in MP. His friends ambani n aDani too..
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          Junior_butcher
          Jul 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm
          Why no one ask Lallu and company that how come and from where did they get so much money and property?
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            Shashi
            Jul 10, 2017 at 7:20 pm
            Better watch Step Up Revolution and learn some moves.
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