In his post, (translated into English), Tejashwi Yadav says that he is dependent on the public, dedicated to development, has no love for honor, is not afraid of insults, holds interest of the public as his first priority, and has the poor as his crown. While RJD chief and Tejashwi's father Lalu Prasad Yadav ruled out his younger son's resignation, JD (U) maintained that Lalu should come clean on the source of his and his family's assets.
"Lalu Prasad Yadav has become old and he should speak to reflect his age instead of making nonsensical statements".
On Saturday, Tejashwi Yadav had skipped an official event with Nitish Kumar.More news: Trump Today: President says Senate 'must come through' on Obamacare replacement
Further the sources said and added that the move would earn sympathy for Tejashwi among the voters and save the party from the blame of breaking the RJD-JD (U)-Congress alliance in the state. Tejashwi who is involved in a corruption case is the most shameful thing not just for the party, but also the state too.
If Congress' mediation succeeds, we may expect this outcome. Nitish switched places with the help of JD (U) minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh who was sitting on his right side.
Amid reports of an apparent rift in in Bihar's "mahagathbandhan" between the Janata Dal (United) (JD (U)) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opined that although the party is heading towards a split, they are trying to put up a "brave face".More news: Fresh Kid Ice dead
Patna, Jul 16 Amid the present acrimony between ruling JD (U) and RJD of the grand alliance, BJP today said it does not favour snap polls in Bihar.
Lalu Yadav had last night, again refused to make his son step down just because the CBI had named him in a corruption case that the Rashtriya Janata Party leader insists is an outcome of the BJP's "vendetta politics". While he supported NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, he chose to back the Opposition's vice-presidential candidate, Gopalkrishna Gandhi. "A good number of JD-U leaders are not comfortable with the idea of aligning with the BJP, and they might start rallying round Sharad Yadav the moment Nitish decides to dump the grand alliance". "The final decision will be taken by Laluji after his return from Ranchi on Friday evening", a RJD leader said.More news: LSU's DJ Chark, Derrius Guice impressed with Danny Etling's improvement, leadership