Bihar’s ruling RJD on Monday said that party leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav will not resign and accused the BJP of conspiring to destabilise the state’s ruling Grand Alliance.
“Tejashwi will not resign,” senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Bihar Finance Minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui told media here after the decision was taken at a two-hour long meeting of party legislators at the official residence of party chief Lalu Prasad.
Siddiqui said the BJP has been conspiring to destabilize the Bihar coalition government of RJD, JD-U and Congress by “framing Tejashwi” by the CBI.
“All 80 RJD legislators have said in the meeting that Tejashwi should not resign,” Siddiqui said.
He said Tejashwi, the son of party chief Lalu Prasad, is the RJD leader in the state assembly and he will continue.
RJD spokesperson Shakti Yadav said, “Party’s legislators are with him. Lalu will bounce back.”
The RJD also said that the corruption allegations were being levelled “at the behest of the BJP”. “Those who stand up to BJP are being targeted,” he said.