Nitish didn't demand Tejashwi Yadav's resignation: JD (U)

Lalu attacks Nitish, says those who confused always get betrayed

The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday said that deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav should have shown the basic courtesy.

"Nitish Kumar hardly spoken about Tejashwi Yadav and ongoing crisis in the ruling alliance. he only discussed issues related to the presidential polls on 17 July", a JD (U) legislator said.

However, the development that threatens the image of the Government, has put Nitish Kumar under pressure prompting his party to create a distance with the RJD.

Responding to a question on the demand for his resignation, Tejashwi told reporters outside the Assembly, "It (resignation demand) is only in the media".

Kumar had said at a meeting last week that he wanted a public clarification by top RJD leaders over the allegations and also indicated that he expected Tejashwi Yadav to resign from his Cabinet post.

With CM Nitish Kumar toughening his stance on Tejashwi Yadav episode, RJD chief Lalu Yadav appears to have finally budged and signalled that some action will be taken to save the "Mahagathbandhan". "The BJP will be standing with him on his decision on this issue".

Speaking exclusively to ANI, Lalu had earlier stated that the grand alliance in Bihar is an unbreakable bond, adding that the RJD will not let the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) break the alliance between the JD (U), Congress and the RJD. "We love to work with the BJP".

Lalu slammed Nitish as he is supporting Kovind. "Over a dozen legislators have cast their votes", an official said. On Sunday, Congress state president Ashok Chaudhary was held a series of talks with both the leaders. He also said that an important part of the Mahagatbandhan JD (U) will be voting for the BJP presidential candidate tomorrow but people of Bihar are politically aware and can not be fooled easily. But RJD MLA Lalit Yadav, who was also the party's polling agent, was the first to cast his vote.

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