Patna: In view of the preparations for the presidential election, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad have convened separate meetings of their party leaders yesterday. It is believed that both the leaders on the demand for the resignation of Ravi will also talk about the ongoing tension in the coalition. Lalu Yadav had refused to accept the resignation of Rashid last night. RJD is calling the CBI’s action on corruption as “politically inspired”.
This attitude of Lalu Yadav is not new. During 1990, when he was the chief minister, the entire opposition was demanding his resignation on the charge of the fodder scam, but Lalu did not resign until the court had issued an order against him. Lalu resigned after the court ordered his arrest in 1997. On leaving the chief minister’s chair, he handed over the power to his wife Rabri Devi. At this time, Lalu has been working on his old strategy. Two decades later, his party is going through almost the same situation but now the government is in the coalition.
On the other hand, Nitish Kumar’s party has made it clear by giving an ultimatum, either giving authentic answers to the allegations raised on the stunning or resignation. JDU sources told Emit Post that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wants Congress President Sonia Gandhi to resolve this matter. Shortly before, JD Spokesperson KC Tyagi had told NDTV that the party had not fixed any deadline for the resignation of Rashtriya but this signal has definitely given that Nitish Kumar’s impeccable image will not be compromised.
And increased sour
Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav did not arrive in the skill development program held in Patna on Saturday between the constables in the Maha coalition. However, according to the scheduled program, they had to come there too. His nameplate was also taken on the reserved seat. But when he did not arrive, his nameplate was covered. It is being seen as a growing sour between the RJD and JDU in the ruling coalition. In fact, after the announcement of Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday, the crisis in Bihar’s politics has deepened that the stunning Yadav will not resign.