‘Mahagathbandhan intact’ said RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in a press briefing in Bihar. Mr. Yadav also added that ‘there was no question of Tejashwi resigning as the Deputy Chief Minister of the State.
He said the JD(U) is 'not police' to seek any clarification, adding that "there was no bitterness between me and Nitish. I keep talking to him now and then. The media is trying to create crack in our alliance."
The former Union Railway Minister also clarified that the Chief Minister had not sought the resignation of the Deputy Chief Minister and that "Tejashwi Yadav will not resign." The RJD leader, in a statement to emphasise his influence on the alliance, said, "I made Nitish the CM."
"Humne gathbandhan banaya hai. Hum ne Nitish ko CM banaya hain. Saaf saaf bata rahe hain, koi dikkat nahi hain gathbandhan main (I have formed the gathbandhan. I have made Nitish the CM. I am clarifying it here, there is no problem in the gathbandhan), leader said.
Responses poured in after #LaluBlackmailsNitish. Sushil Modi of the BJP said that they will now wait for the JD(U) to respond.
Merely few moments after RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav addressed a press briefing, Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav cries ‘political vendetta.’ Tejashwi went on to add that nobody had asked for his resignation and these were ‘falseless and baseless’ allegations against him.
Attacking the BJP, Tejashwi Yadav said, ‘BJP is trying to break Mahagathbandhan’
Nitish Kumar is scheduled to hold a press conference at 5 pm on Wednesday.
Earlier, sources told Republic TV that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is all set to sack Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav. As per sources, the CM has made up his decision. While earlier it was reported that CM Nitish Kumar would break the alliance, sources now confirm that Tejashwi Yadav would have to resign. They also added that if Tejaswi Yadav dosen't resign, then Nitish would step down.