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FIR against me BJP's attempt to break alliance: Tejashwi Yadav

FIR against me BJP's attempt to break alliance: Tejashwi Yadav

The modern-day Kautilya of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, has taken a stand against his friend-turned-foe-turned-friend Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Meanwhile, plans are afoot that in case Tejashwi Yadav is forced to quit, all other RJD ministers will also resign and the party will support the government from outside.

Since then, the two leaders have taken a markedly different line on the corruption charges against Lalu Yadav and his family.

This is not the first time that Sharad Yadav and Nitish Kumar have been at loggerheads.

Janata Dal United JD (U) made it clear that they won't break "mahagathbandhan" in Bihar saying how can we kill our own baby, claims report in leading daily.

Tejashwi's name was mentioned in the invitation.

If Congress' mediation succeeds, we may expect this outcome.

His remarks on Twitter came even as alliance partner JD (U) raised the pressure on RJD seeking the resignation of Tejashwi, after the CBI registered a case against him and interrogated him during raids last week.

The RJD supremo, however, refuted the allegations against him and called it a political conspiracy hatched by the BJP.

The source added that the Congress president, who is determined not to let the Grand Alliance collapse and Nitish's JDU join hands with old ally BJP again, has asked the Bihar CM to meet her in New Delhi.

During the programme, Nitish Kumar, who was sitting beside Labour Resources minister and RJD leader Vijay Prakash, swapped his seat with Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh who was sitting right to the CM, thus making a distance with the RJD minister. He said he too strongly believed in zero tolerance vis-a-vis corruption. The BJP, on the other hand, has its eyes on the formidable maha dalit votebank which is almost 50 per cent and is the core of the JD (U)'s support base.

CM Nitish Kumar became a cause for concern for the Opposition when he declared his support for the NDA presidential candidate, former Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind. Since, Lalu's sons were newbie in politics, both Congress and Lalu had no better leader than Nitish Kumar to present before the voters of Bihar.

Instead of isolating him, RJD is pondering whether all of their ministers should pull out of the Nitish government.