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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    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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              An Observer
              Jul 10, 2017 at 6:32 pm
              This shows the power of the corrupts and criminals in India and especially in Indian politics. Shamefual indeed.
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                Rakesh Chaubey
                Jul 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm
                "Tejashwi Prasad will not step down as Deputy CM: RJD" A solid kick in the fleshy anal region might dislodge him!
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                  Asish
                  Jul 10, 2017 at 6:01 pm
                  I like this at ude, Tejaswi Yadav is bigger than the law of the land. Lalu has proved why one should not go to Bihar and why one should not mingle with Bihar. I am 2000 sure all the Biharis would be loving this and consider it a victory for Bihar that a criminal person is being allowed to be the Deputy CM. Shahbuddin was national outrage not Bihar outrage. It is in the DNA of Bihar that they love people like Shahbudding and Lalu who are outright criminals, no pun intended.
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                    RR
                    Jul 10, 2017 at 6:23 pm
                    Not all BIharis, but just muslims and yadavs. They have ruined Bihar mainly.
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                      Govind
                      Jul 10, 2017 at 7:48 pm
                      You are right sir. Biharis are poor and intimidated by muslim and Laalu gangs. Laalu is fed by Pak dalals. You cannot expect quick and deterrent judgement from our courts every body knows why. If you become shameless and bold you can even sell country and mother like these politicians.
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