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
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:
Tejashwi will not resign: Lalu Yadav
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) July 14, 2017
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:
Humaare taraf se gathbandhan par koi aanch nahi aane denge: Lalu Prasad Yadav — ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2017
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.
A senior CBI official informed that they have recovered 94 signed blank cheques and several Aadhaar cards in the matter and searches are underway
The agency has recently filed its closure report before a special court after failing to gather enough evidence to prosecute the Aam Aadmi Party leader and others in the case
The CBI received information that "a network of individuals involved in cricket betting are influencing the outcome of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches based on inputs received from Pakistan", the FIR alleged.