“But he neither asked me about Tejashwi’s resignation, nor did he tell Tejashwi to do so. He only talked about explaining a few things before public. But there are some fine legal points which can be made only before the court or to investigating agency,’’ said Lalu Prasad Yadav.
It is alleged that then Janata Dal (JD) candidate Nitish Kumar and other leaders of his party — Dularchand Yadav, Dilip Singh, Yogendra Yadav and Baudhu Yadav — had allegedly disrupted polling at the booth. Singh was killed and four were wounded in firing after a clash with villagers.
Elected as NDA leader at a hurriedly called meeting, Nitish Kumar will be sworn in on Thursday morning with BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi most likely to become his new deputy. Lalu Prasad, who perhaps saw it coming, called the arrangement a “setting of RSS and BJP.”
In contrast, over the last four years, after snapping the 17-year-old ties between JD(U) and BJP, Nitish has often targeted the BJP and RSS, even calling for a “Sangh-Mukt Bharat” (RSS-free India) and “Sharab-Mukt Samaj” (liquor-free society).
Nitish Kumar's resignation is more than just another case of political realignment confined to a state. It’s been said that in politics, Bihar shows the way. Tonight’s drama in Patna may presage the grand 2019 theatre of Lok Sabha elections.
While a section of leaders believed that Nitish was indulging in pressure tactic, and that alliance can survive, the older generation of leaders seemed to have sensed the wind rightly, as some veterans in the party said the “game seems to be over”.
Gravitated to full-time politics in 2012. Tejashwi Yadav is the only other family member besides Lalu and Rabri to be named in CBI’s FIR in the land-for-hotel case. Tejashwi has claimed that he was only 14 when the hotel deal was struck in 2005.
Nitish Kumar has resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar. Kumar has submitted his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. The decision to quit was taken by Kumar at a meeting of JDU MLAs on Wednesday evening. The MLAs reportedly endorsed his decision to quit. The latest development will only widen the rift between the two parties. Talking […]