Crucial RJD meeting today as pressure mounts for Tejashwi Yadav’s resignation

Patna : Ahead of the ongoing political turmoil in the state with the demand of resignation by Bihar deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav building up, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) is to hold a meeting on Monday.

Earlier yesterday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday urged the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal (United) to muster courage and compel Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav to step down from his post.

BJP leader Sushil Modi said that both leaders of RJD and JD(U) for the respect of Bihar must mount pressure on the alliance top rung seeking Tejaswi’s resignation.

“If Tejaswi Yadav does not resign, my appeal to JD (U) leaders is to mount pressure on Nitish Yadav and get the work done. I will appeal the leader of RJD and JD (U) to show courage and ask Tejaswi Yadav to step down from the post of Deputy Chief Minister,” said Modi.

Earlier on Friday, the CBI 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.

While conducting raids at Lalu Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti’s premises yesterday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) recovered and seized various incriminating documents, electronic devices including mobile phones. (ANI)