New Delhi, July 11: Amid speculations of Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav’s probable resignation from the ministry following corruption charges levied on him, the Janata Dal (United) in a crucial meeting of its legislators held on Tuesday said that those who are facing corruption charges must put all facts on public domain. Although the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) an ally of JD(U) denied claims of Tejashwi Yadav’s resignation and issued a statement saying that the JDU have sent a message to RJD in line with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s idea of ‘zero tolerance on corruption’.
Following the meeting of the JDU legislators, the party gave more time to Tejashwi Yadav, before a decision on his fate is taken, probably after four days when JDU I leader Ramai Ram said they will meet again to discuss the issue. While CM Nitish Kumar maintained silence over the issue and refrained from commenting on the issue, his party member Neeraj Kumar while addressing a press conference on Tuesday said that they hoped that the facts will be provided in public domain to clarify all allegations.
“We know how to follow the coalition dharma, but we do hope that those facing allegations will put all the facts in public domain,” Neeraj Kumar said. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been demanding Yadav’s resignation, but this threatens the alliance of the JDU with RJD.
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The RJD, on one hand, stated that Yadav will not resign, on the other have been claiming that disruptive political forces are trying to break the alliance between the JDU and the RJD, and they will not let that happen. But given that Nitish Kumar’s government boast of its zero tolerance of corruption and in this regard expelled five members on corruption charges earlier, Nitish Kumar’s silence on the issue could mean that all is not well with the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance).
The BJP, on the other hand, are trying their best to convey the message of friendship to CM Kumar and has said in case the JDU alienates RJD from the Alliance, the BJP will provide support to Nitish Kumar’s side from outside. The Congress, however, has appealed the members of the alliance to stay united and work this out, at the same time backing the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led RJD front.