With the RJD, it is clear that Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad Yadav will not resign for a corruption case filed against him, his alliance partner JD (T) is likely to have a call on the issue after the national party executive meeting In Delhi.
During his trip to Delhi, Bihar’s chief minister and leader of JD (T) Nitish Kumar is likely to meet Congress Speaker Sonia Gandhi. JD (T), as we have learned, hopes that Congress will satisfy RJD to soften its position.
National spokesman JD (T) C K Tyagi told The Indian Express: “We are preparing for the national leadership of the party meeting in New Delhi from July 22nd to 23rd.
As our agenda is already decided, the current political issues will also be taken into account. Nitish Kumar could also meet with AICC President Sonia Gandhi.
We hope that the Congress will intervene in Bihar, since it is our ally. ”
He said that the Great Alliance was better under the leadership and image of Nitish Kumar. “There must be a serious attempt by all the actors of the Great Alliance to find a solution to the dead end.
It is not a question of Nitishji compromising his moral authority, “Tyagi said, indicating a final call after the meeting if the RJD is not moving. So far, Congress has supported the RJD against CBI and ED incursions.
While the JD (T) has not expressly requested Tejashwi’s resignation, its leaders emphasized Nitish’s commitment to integrity and responsibility.
Addressing a meeting of party workers, Nitish said on the resignation of his government A B Vajpayee for moral reasons after the Gaisal accident in 1999.
He also recalled the resignations of BJP leader L K Advani and Sharad Yadav JD (T) in the hawala scam.
Meanwhile, the RJD has strengthened its position on the issue. The RJD MP, Virendra Kumar, said he would listen only to party leader Lalu Prasad. “We have 80 members and it is our leader Lalu Prasad.
What the JD (U) says or wants to convey is not important to us. We decided not to meet the demand for the Tejashwiji’s resignation. He was a victim of the BJP conspiracy. ”
Another high ranking RJD leader told The Indian Express that some of the party leaders are in favor of replacing Abdul Bari Siddiqui Tejashwi by either Lalu Yadav Tej Pratap son, but added, “n ‘there is not a single leader who has the Courage to say Lalu Prasad. “