Patna, July 11: JD(U) President and Bihar chief Minister Nitish Kumar has convened party core committee in Patna today to discuss political situation arising out after CBI and ED raids on Lalu family members. CM Nitish is reportedly upset with deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav's statement that he would not quit the post.
JDU Chief, Nitish Kumar believes that it is his prerogative to decide whether he would remove Yadav from his post or not. The RJD has already categorically stated that the Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Prasad Yadav will not resign in view of the CBI raids.
The BJP too remained vociferous in its demand that Tejaswi Yadav should quit or be sacked by the Chief Minister. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is definitely caught between his zero tolerance against corruption policy and fear of the alliance breaking midway.
JDU Sources said the grand alliance is passing through a turbulent phase. The 27-year old deputy CM is accused of corruption by the CBI along with father Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Also, BJP today said it is ready to offer outside support to Nitish Kumar if he decides to leave the ruling Grand Alliance. Bihar BJP chief Nityanand Rai has said that the party is ready to provide outside support to JDU to form a government in the interest of the state, if Nitish Kumar decides to walk out of the Grand Alliance.
Meanwhile, The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summon to Lalu Prasad's daughter and RJD MP Misa Bharti after it recently conducted raids against her and her husband in connection with an eight thousand crore rupees money laundering case.
On Saturday, the central probe agency had raided three Delhi premises of Bharti and a firm allegedly linked to them in the money laundering probe involving shell companies. The ED is the third central body probing the alleged financial irregularities by the Lalu Prasad family after the CBI and the Income Tax department.