RJD worsened on Saturday after Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav did not attend a "Vishwa Yuva Kaushal Divas" event as his name plate mentioned earlier on the invitation was later removed. Nitishji did not demand resignation. said JD (U) leader KC Tyagi told ANI. He also dismissed reports of a rift in the "mahagatbandhan", the JD (U), RJD, and Congress alliance that rules the state.
The RJD and the Congress have called a joint meeting of their MLAs tomorrow to discuss the July 17 presidential poll strategy, while the JD (U) has convened a separate meeting of its MLAs at the chief minister's official residence.
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Ignoring the obvious optic disaster that unfortunately did not go unnoticed by the media-men, the Chief Minister went on with his speech praising his own Labor Resource Department for helping his attain his goal of "Seven Resolves" a reality.
Lalu Yadav said that his son Tejashwi Yadav, who is facing corruption charges, will not resign as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister.
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With Lalu's rigid stand, now all eyes are on Nitish on decision he will take since his party has made it clear that the Chief Minister will not compromise with his clean image.
"There has been no conversation between Sonia Gandhi and me on this issue".
Labour Minister Vijay Prakash, who is from the RJD, said, "I do not know why Tejaswiji did not come to the function". "RJD ki or se gatbandhan mein koi aaanch nahi aayega (There will not any problem to the Grand Alliance from the RJD)", he said. "The RJD will not let anybody break our alliance", he added.
On the other hand, RJD leaders maintained that Tejashwi will not resign with RJD MLA Bhai Birendra saying that only his party would decide on the demand for resignation and no party could diktat it.
What has complicated things for Lalu Prasad Yadav is that more benami properties that allegedly belong to Lalu and his family members, including nine plots and six flats spread across Patna and neighbouring areas, have come under the scanner of the investigative agencies and allegedly belong to other immediate family members of Lalu Prasad Yadav. "Bihar cannot develop without the overall growth of youths", Kumar said while addressing at a function organised on the occasion of "World Youth Skill Day" in Patna.