The Bihar Post

Amid turmoil in Bihar grand alliance, Nitish Kumar to meet Rahul Gandhi today


New Delhi/Patna: Amid the ongoing turmoil in the Bihar grand alliance involving  the JD(U) and RJD, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is scheduled to meet Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday evening, media reports said.

The grand alliance of Nitish Kumar-led JD(U), Lalu Prasad-led RJD and the Congress is presently in crisis after Bihar Deputy CM Tejhaswi Yadav’s alleged involvement in corruption.

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed corruption cases against Lalu Prasad and his son Tejashwi after a series of raids at the RJD chief’s home and other properties.

Since then, a cold war between the two major alliance partners continued to brew as the Opposition BJP in the state questioned Kumar’s stay in power allowing Tejashwi in his cabinet.

According to reports, the RJD, at its legislature party meeting, made it clear that there was no question of Tejaswi Yadav to resign from the post of State’s Deputy Chief Minister.

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Nitish Kumar has maintained studied silence since the CBI raids and has not made any comment either in favour or against Lalu Prasad and his son.

In 2015, the grand alliance, formed by the JD(U), RJD along with Congress, was voted to power over the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Assembly election.

Apart from his meet with the Congress VP, Nitish is likely to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s farewell dinner for the outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee.

Image of Nitish Kumar: Official Facebook page of Nitish Kumar
Image of Rahul Gandhi: Official Facebook page of Rahul Gandhi

–India Blooms News Service

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