Finally, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar interacts with Tejashwi Yadav; the meet may postpone split
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 19-Jul-2017

Patna, July 19: The tussle between RJD and JD (U) over the allegations against Tejashwi continued for more than a week. JDU clearly wanted Tejshwai to resign or come clean with facts against CBI charge.  After almost 10 days political crisis, Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi on Tuesday attended a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. After the cabinet meeting, Deputy CM Yadav went to the CMs chamber.

The meeting indicates the crack in the grand alliance may have postponed. Though it was not clear what emerged in the meeting, still many politicians are predicting it as a means to show that the Grand Alliance of JD (U), RJD and Congress are intact. His minister brother Tej Pratap Yadav and state Congress chief and minister Ashok Choudhary too visited the CMs room.

What has been discussed in the meeting is not being disclosed. Even media persons have barred entry into the secretariat, the venue of the Cabinet meeting. This meeting is considered as a very important meeting. On Tuesday night, Lalu said that everything is fine.  Congress is also trying hard to save the alliance.

On the demand of Tejashwi’s resignation from Bihar deputy CM post, RJD made clear that they won’t go for it. On the other hand, JDU clearly announced that they won’t compromise Nithis Kumar’s image by any means. All these hot exchanges of words reached its climax on Saturday when Tejaswi Prasad Yadav skipped a government function, which was attended by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Regarding Irregularities in a Hotel Tender case, CBI filed a case against former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, their son Tejaswi who is Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister. In 2006, the tender was awarded to private Sujata Hotels for development, maintenance and operation of BNR Hotels in Ranchi and Puri. Irregularities have been noticed and based on that allegation CBI registered the case. CBI also raided the residence of a former MD of IRCTC.