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Tejashwi Yadav Will Not Resign, Attempt To Break Alliance Will Fail: RJD

"Tejashwi Yadav has been a good leader and will always remain one," the party said.

10/07/2017 2:56 PM IST | Updated 10/07/2017 2:56 PM IST
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PATNA -- Following a crucial meet, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Monday said Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav will not resign.

It was announced that no discussion took place regarding Tejashwi's resignation. In fact, his work was appreciated.

"Tejashwi Yadav has been a good leader and will always remain one," the party said.

Targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the RJD said, "There has been an attempt to fade us, but it will not happen. We will emerge like we have always in the past as well."

It also categorically said there were no differences between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav. The party said the former had called the latter yesterday and had asked about his well-being.

"There is a conspiracy to break the grand alliance, but the state government is very much in place and stable," it said.

On Friday, the CBI had registered a corruption case against Lalu Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejaswi Yadav, 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 Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav.

The case was registered on the allegations of awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of Hotels at Ranchi and Puri to a Private Company dealing with Hotels in the year 2006.The investigative agency also conducted searches at 12 locations across Patna, Delhi, Gurugram and other places.

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

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