In dramatic developments in Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as chief minister dumping the RJD and Congress to stitch a new alliance with BJP, which quickly announced support to a new government under him and said it will join it too.
When I-T department raided several properties in Delhi, on charges of alleged benami deals linked to Lalu Prasad Yadav, the RJD supremo sought to put up a brave front.
I-T raids Delhi properties in benami land deal case worth Rs 1,000 crore linked to Lalu Prasad Yadav
The BJP had last week accused Lalu, his MP-daughter Misa Bharti and his two sons, both Bihar government ministers, of being involved in corrupt land deals worth over Rs 1,000 crore,
In the euphoric press conference soon after BJP was trounced in Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav said “it was neither JD(U) government nor RJD government. It is a 'Mahagatbandhan sarkar'. Soon after the cabinet was sworn on Friday, there is room for some ambiguity, for it could be a Nitish Kumar Government with Lalu Yadav, via his two sons, trying to wrest at least half control, if not more, of the arrangement.
The assets of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharati, including that of her family, are worth Rs 4.72 crore.
Misa Bharti is banking on hi-tech poll strategies and family support in her bid to salvage the pride of her father RJD supremo Lalu Yadav.
Too much, including political prestige, is at stake for the convicted former chief minister this general election.