New Delhi:Recently the CBI had conducted raids on Lalu Prasad Yadav along with Tejashwini Yadav (27), who is the Deputy Chief Minister of the state. They have been accused of corruption by the CBI. As the opposition called for his resignation, Tejashwi Yadav announced he would not oblige a pronouncement unsurprisingly endorsed by his party today.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who was away from Patna when Lalu Yadav’s home and other properties were raided. Though he was only about 100 km away in Rajgir, recovering from a viral fever, the distance between him and Lalu Yadav is given away by his concerted public silence on the corruption charges, though they reportedly spoke on the phone yesterday. “Nitish spoke to Lalu yesterday. He was ill earlier,” said Jagdanand Singh, a senior leader from Lalu Yadav’s party.
Sources close to the Chief Minister say that it is his prerogative to decide whether or not Tejashwi Yadav should be removed an opinion that is allegedly shared by the Congress, the third participant in the coalition government. At Lalu Yadav’s meeting today of his party, the Rashtriya Janata Dal or RJD, lawmakers will not just express support for the Deputy Chief Minister, but question the lack of any comment at all from Nitish Kumar and his party, the Janata Dal United or JDU.
In what will allow him to maintain his silence, the Chief Minister has cancelled his weekly meeting today with public visitors, after which he usually interacts with reporters at his home. Instead, Nitish Kumar will likely make his first comments on the Yadavs’ scandal at a meeting that he has called tomorrow of the JDU.