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: Jul 14, 2017 22:49 PM

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