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Lalu rules out son Tejaswi’s resignation as Deputy CM

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad with former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav at the legislature party meeting in Patna on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Ranjeet Kumar

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad on Wednesday ruled out the resignation of his son Tejaswi Prasad Yadav as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister in the wake of the CBI filing an FIR against him as an accused in the land-for-hotels case.

“Has Nitish asked for the resignation of Tejaswi Yadav?” Mr. Prasad asked in reply to questions by scribes on the JD(U)'s insistence that Mr. Yadav should come clean on the accusations in public which are politically being construed as the JD(U)’s demand for his resignation.

“Are they [JD(U)] police for us to answer them?” he said to a question that JD(U) spokesmen have been regularly saying that Mr. Yadav has to come clean in the public domain.

At its legislature party meeting, the RJD had ruled out the resignation of Mr. Yadav.

Mr. Prasad was speaking to reporters after a meeting of the RJD legislature party at the 10 Circular Road residence of former Chief Minister and his wife Rabri Devi.

“The RJD legislators will discharge their functions under the leadership of Tejaswi Yadav and Rabri Devi in the State Assembly and legislative council respectively,” he said.

The RJD’s decision on the resignation issue comes ahead of the JD(U) legislature party meeting on Wednesday evening to be chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

The RJD legislature party meeting was advanced by a day as Mr. Prasad has to go to Ranchi on Wednesday night and will stay there for the next three days in connection with a fodder scam related case.

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