After a celebration meeting, an emotional Lalu Yadav is meeting every of his Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) eighty legislators one by one at his Patna home today; the party has created it clear that his son Tejashwi Yadav won’t resign as Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister over corruption charges.
“Tejashwi’s resignation wasn’t even mentioned these days,” the RJD’s Abdul Bari Siddiqui when the meeting, whereas another leader Jagdanand Singh aforementioned even Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had not brought it up with Mr. Yadav after they spoke on the phone on Sunday. It was Mr. Kumar’s initial language with Mr. Yadav when the latter was raided by the CBI on Friday.
In his one-on-one conferences when the party huddle these days, Lalu Yadav has asked his MLAs to confirm that a mega anti-BJP rally he plans next month is well attended and told them to not be stricken by the numerous rumors moving regarding the standing of his relationship with Nitish Kumar.
Tejashwi Yadav’s declaration that he won’t resign has reportedly upset Mr. Kumar. The chief minister canceled his weekly meeting with the general public and is anticipated to talk regarding it solely tomorrow at a gathering of party leaders. The third partner in Bihar’s ruling alliance, the Congress, agrees that it’s Nitish Kumar’s privilege to choose whether or not Tejashwi Yadav can continue as his deputy.
At Lalu Yadav’s Patna home, the mood was somber these days as party leaders gathered, several trying downcast. Older members forcefully back seated as newer leaders like Lalu Yadav’s sons have emerged, close the party’s founder as they mentioned choices.
Lalu Yadav has asked party leaders to be discreet and avoid an excessive amount of interaction with the media because the party waits for Nitish Kumar’s next move. His actions within the previous couple of weeks are seen to signal that he might rethink political alignments. when breaking ranks with a 17-member coalition of opposition parties – that has each his partners Lalu Yadav and also the Congress – by backing the BJP’s campaigner for President Ram Nath Kevin, Mr Kumar off plans to attend a gathering in Delhi tomorrow being chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to pick out a joint opposition candidate for Vice-President.
Though the Chief cathedral is causation senior party leader Sharad Yadav for that meeting and is anticipated to back the opposition’s candidate for vice chairman, his non-attendance has triggered new speculation regarding Nitish Kumar deliberation a modification of partners. he’s reportedly additionally upset with the Congress for backing Lalu, who alleges that the BJP is exploitation central agencies to actual “political revenge.”
Lalu Yadav’s RJD has the foremost legislators within the Bihar assembly. however, Nitish Kumar has enough to confirm that he continues as Chief Minister if he were to ditch current allies Lalu Yadav and also the Congress and take facilitate from the BJP.