RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday said that FIR is not sufficient reason for the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav. He added that party legislature has decided that there is no question of Tejashwi resigning from the post.
Lalu said that news being run that Sonia ji talked to Lalu and Nitish ji over alliance in Bihar, but he had no talks with Sonia ji. He strongly refuted such claims.
“We will make everything possible to not let alliance fall down in Bihar. RJD will not allow any space to BJP-RSS. All the games are being played to break the alliance in Bihar,” said Lalu.
Earlier in the day, the JD(U) on Friday mounted pressure on the RJD, asking it to come clean on allegations against party minister Tejashwi Yadav with facts and not to “display arrogance” of having 80 MLAs.
“The RJD, which is showing arrogance of 80 MLAs, should not forget that it was reduced to 22 MLAs in 2010 state poll and in the elections in 2015 there number swelled due to the credible face of Nitish Kumar as head of the coalition,” state JD(U) chief spokesman Sanjay Singh told PTI.
In the 243-seat Bihar Assembly, the RJD has 80 seats, the JD(U) 71 and the Congress 27. The BJP has 53 MLAs.
“Be within limits and come clean on accusations (against Tejashwi) at the earliest,” Singh said, strongly reacting to the 80-MLA remark of Ram Chandra Purve, the Bihar unit chief of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and others.
JD(U) spokesman Neeraj Kumar, in an apparent referrence to Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi Yadav, said those against whom accusations have been levelled should explain the source of their property “to silence the opposition”.