Congress, RJD leaders discuss Nitish, Tejashwi meet

Tejashwi Yadav is believed to have asked for more time to decide on the issue of resignation.

Published: 19th July 2017 08:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2017 08:34 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

PATNA: Tejashwi Yadav is believed to have asked for more time to decide on the issue of resignation. Half an hour after Tejashwi reached Lalu’s residence, several ministers and legislators of RJD and Congress held a meeting on the issue and also about the former’s meeting with Nitish. BSP leader Mayawati’s resignation from Rajya Sabha was also discussed, they added.

Tejashwi had nonchalantly dismissed growing calls for his resignation, saying its “only in the media’s mind” on Monday, indicating that he was not going to put in his papers any day soon.

Congress leaders, who have been trying hard to defuse tensions between RJD and JD(U) ever since the Yadavs’ Patna residence was raided by CBI on July 7, expect Lalu to give the go-ahead for Tejashwi’s resignation in order to save the state’s 19-month-old grand alliance government.

None of the three allies wants the government to collapse on the Tejashwi issue, and they are also aware of the risks involved in letting Tejashwi continue in his post or prolonging the current atmosphere of uncertainty. The BJP on Tuesday ridiculed the JD(U) stalwart’s famed “zero-tolerance policy towards corruption”.

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