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Tejashwi Yadav row: JD (U) calls on RJD to respect party sentiments

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Bihar: With ties between the Janata Dal (United) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) appearing to wobble over Tejashwi Yadav, the JD (U) has said that it is  RJD’s responsibility to respect the party’s sentiments.

Speaking to ANI, JD (U) spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan said that a situation has come where RJD has to take a decision keeping in mind their party’s sentiments. This has come after Tejaswi Yadav skipped an official function on July 15 which he was supposed to attend with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Meanwhile, both Tejashwi and RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav have ruled out resignation for the Deputy Chief Minister, who is embroiled in corruption charges. Tejashwi has maintained that all is well as long as the alliance with Janata Dal (United) is concerned.


Speaking to ANI, Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan had said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar needs to take a decision on the fate of Tejashwi Yadav soon or it will become a disadvantage for him.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a corruption case against Lalu, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi; former Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Managing Director P.K. Goyal; and the wife of Lalu’s confidante Prem Chand Gupta, Sujata on allegations of awarding the tender for development,  maintenance and operation of hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006.

The CBI later questioned Rabri Devi and Tejashwi.