Amid strain in the Bihar grand alliance over the corruption charges framed against Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, Janata Dal (United) said the state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is neither weak nor helpless to take action in this matter and added that only time will tell what happens next.
“Neither we are weak nor helpless. No need to worry about it,” JD(U) leader Ajay Alok said.
On Saturday, Tejashwi did not attend a 'Vishwa Yuva Kaushal Divas' event as his name was mentioned on the invitation; but later removed. The event was attended by Nitish Kumar.
It is being said that after the JD(U) urged Tejashwi Yadav to come clean on the corruption charges imposed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate and asked Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav to declare his assets and reveal the source of income, the rift between the alliance partners in the state seemed to have widened, indicating that the alliance is inching towards a split.
Earlier last week, the CBI registered a corruption case against Lalu Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejaswi. The CBI later questioned Rabri Devi and Tejashwi.
With Inputs From ANI.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 999/year is the best way you can support our efforts.