Bihar political crisis: Lalu Prasad says Tejashwi Yadav will not resign amid corruption charges

Reiterating his position RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday night ruled out resignation of Tejashwi Yadav or any minister from his party in the wake of corruption charges

Alok Kumar July 14, 2017 22:49:35 IST
Bihar political crisis: Lalu Prasad says Tejashwi Yadav will not resign amid corruption charges

Reiterating his position RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday night ruled out resignation of Tejashwi Yadav or any minister from his party in the wake of corruption charges:

He rejected JD(United)'s demand of putting facts related to corruption allegations into public domain saying everything his family owns was in public domain. 'Politically motivated' CBI raids and filing of an FIR can't be the ground for Tejaswi 's resignation:

"We are facing attacks from all sides. BJP is behind this. We will expose them in Bhajpa Hatao Desh Bachao rally on 27 August", Lalu said. RJD leader also denied reports of any telephonic conversation with Congress president Sonia Gandhi in regard to Mahagathbandhan, adding he does not know if Gandhi has called Nitish Kumar:

When asked JD(U) has placed a precondition of his son and deputy chief minister Tejashwi's resignation for continuing the alliance, Lalu said, "I understand everything. No one can scare me. BJP is trying to destabilise our alliance. But be clear, I will never be the first to initiate breaking of alliance."

Reacting on Lalu 's statement JD(U) general secretary KC Tyagi said in Delhi that those who have been accused must come clean in public and his party won't tolerate corruption.

On Lalu's contention that mere filing of an FIR can't be the ground for seeking resignation, Tyagi responded saying CBI conducts a preliminary enquiry before filing FIR, so his logic does not hold ground.

However, he also said, like Lalu, that Nitish would be the last person to break the grand alliance.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Groom dead, over 100 test positive for COVID-19 after attending wedding in Patna; event triggers biggest infection chain in Bihar so far
India

Groom dead, over 100 test positive for COVID-19 after attending wedding in Patna; event triggers biggest infection chain in Bihar so far

The groom's body was cremated in a huff, without the authorities being informed. But somebody telephoned the district magistrate and narrated the whole episode. All close relatives of the deceased, who attended the ceremony in Bihar, were tested on 19 June. Of all the relatives, 15 tested positive, the officials said.

ICMR installs high-end COVID-19 testing machine in Patna's Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences
India

ICMR installs high-end COVID-19 testing machine in Patna's Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences

The COBAS 6800 machine, capable of conducting up to 1,500 tests per day, would help ramp up a testing facility in Patna.

Monsoon 2020: Mumbai receives heavy rainfall, flood situation in Assam remains grim with people in 20 districts affected
India

Monsoon 2020: Mumbai receives heavy rainfall, flood situation in Assam remains grim with people in 20 districts affected

At least eight people were killed in lightning strikes in Bihar on Friday, a day after 26 died in similar incidents in eight districts of the state