Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday said that his son and Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav won’t resign from his post and added that Nitish Kumar “has not asked for his resignation” either.
“Nitish Kumar did not ask for Tejashwi’s resignation,” Lalu Prasad Yadav said at a press briefing.
Claiming that there is no rift within the Bihar Grand alliance, Lalu Prasad said there is no bitterness between him and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
“We have formed the grand alliance, made Nitish CM. Why will we break the alliance,” Lalu asserted.
“Nitish Kumar is the leader of grand alliance. We will not tolerate any disrespect towards him,” he added.
Tejashwi too denied that he has been asked to resign.
“I was never asked to resign. It is RSS-BJP which wants to break the grand alliance, people can see through their conspiracy,” Tejashwi Yadav said.
Last week, the Bihar deputy CM met Nitish Kumar and clarified his position on the CBI case against him.
Bihar has been in the grip of a political crisis after the CBI registered a case against Tejashwi Yadav in a benami property case and also raided his premises earlier this month, leading to demands for his resignation.
The Janata Dal-United, the major partner in the ruling Grand Alliance, has asked its Rashtriya Janata Dal partner to come clean on the allegations.
(With IANS inputs)