All eyes on Nitish as Lalu sticks to his gun

Tejashwi Yadav with Lalu Prasad Yadav  Firstpost

This has fuelled speculation about the nature of the RJD's response to any possible sacking of Tejashwi."RJD chose to wait and see what Nitish does before Lalu went to Ranchi to appear before the CBI court in fodder scam cases on Thursday".

"Both Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav respect the grand alliance and there is no trouble in the alliance", Congress state president Ashok Chaudhary told reporters after meeting Lalu Yadav at his residence in Patna.

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The Rs 900-crore scam surfaced in the early 1990s when he was the Chief Minister.

As the Bihar government teetered on the brink, with ruling alliance partners Janata Dal (United) [JD-(U)] and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) locked in what looks like a battle to the finish, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has stepped in.

The crisis became more pronounced on Saturday when Lalu Prasad's younger son and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav chose to skip an official function with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. "There is no question of Tejashwi resigning, the party is not even discussing it", RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha said. Nitish switched places with the help of JD (U) minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh who was sitting on his right side.

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Labour Minister Vijay Prakash, who is from the RJD, said, "I do not know why Tejaswiji did not come to the function".

To politically firefight the issue, Prasad has maintained that these were attempts to "break" the Grand Alliance in Bihar and that he would ensure it does not happen.

After much speculation, deputy chief minister of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav has finally decided not to oblige the opposition's demand for his resignation. "There is no question of his resignation", Lalu said after holding a almost three-hour-long meeting with senior party leaders and legislators at his official residence.

Lalu said he will clarify about raids to investing agency only. The JD (U) might take a call on the issue by Friday next week when they meet in Delhi for their national executive meeting.

According to RJD leaders, if Lalu Prasad Yadav decides to, he will not have much difficulty in getting 122 MLAs to support his son as CM.

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