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Nitish Kumar talks to Lalu Yadav on phone; RJD says no to Tejashwi Yadav quitting

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) On Monday Said, “there Was No Question' Of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav’s Resignation In The Wake Of His Name Appearing In The CBI FIR In The Land-for-hotel Case.

PTI | Updated on: 10 Jul 2017, 05:23:08 PM
Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar


The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Monday said, “there was no question” of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav’s resignation in the wake of his name appearing in the CBI FIR in the land-for-hotel case.

Senior party leader Jagdanand Singh informed reporters that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had called up RJD president Lalu Prasad last night but refused to divulge what transpired in the telephonic talks between them.

Kumar or the JD(U) has not commented so far on Friday’s CBI raids in four cities in connection with a corruption case, in which the RJD chief, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi are among the accused.

BJP and its NDA partners have been demanding Tejashwi’s resignation over the issue. Party legislator Mundrika Prasad Yadav told PTI, “There is no question of his resignation”.

Another RJD MLA Ramanuj Prasad echoed his views. In the RJD Legislature Party’s meeting, Tejashwi’s work as its leader in the Assembly was praised, senior minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui told reporters after the meeting.

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The finance minister in Nitish Kumar’s Grand Alliance government, however, said, Yadav’s resignation was not discussed at the meeting held at the 10 Circular road residence of former chief minister Rabri Devi.

Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, his minister brother Tej Pratap Yadav were present in the meeting along with legislators and other senior leaders of the party.

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First Published : 10 Jul 2017, 05:10:00 PM