Grand Alliance intact, allegations a conspiracy: Tejashwi Yadav

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Earlier Kumar had held a meeting with his party MLAs on Tuesday following which senior leaders from his party spoke about "coalition dharma" even as they re-iterated their party's conviction to the issue of anti-corruption. "Such disputes between the media persons and political leaders are unfortunate", JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi told ANI.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad have called meetings of the party's lawmakers in Patna on Sunday, separately, to prep their lawmakers for Monday's presidential polls. In what appeared to be a subtle response to Tejaswi's skipping the event, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar switched seats to avoid labor resources minister and RJD leader Vijay Prakash who was sitting next to him.

As the national leader of the third party in Bihar's "mahagathbandhan", Ms. Gandhi has spoken to Chief Minister and JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar to try and resolve the crisis and save the State government. "Nitish Kumar's stand on corruption is well known". Available on Android and IOS. But Tej Pratap has been, despite a berth in Nitish Kumar's Cabinet, only a second fiddle to both Tejashwi and Misa, whom Lalu is said to have groomed as his political heirs. They want to stick with the grand alliance by backing the beleaguered RJD chief.

Cracks in the ruling alliance in Bihar first appeared when Nitish Kumar made a decision to back BJP's pick for president, Ram Nath Kovind even as the Opposition was yet to decide on a candidate.

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Yadav said BJP was after him because he had highlighted the prime minister's "broken promises" to youths, farmers and workers, and asserted that the RJD would not rest till they ousted the saffron party not only from Bihar but from the entire country. People close to the Bihar chief minister said his main problem is saving his clean image.

In the past, when Lalu himself was alleged of corruption charges in connection with the fodder scam while he was the Chief Minister in the 1990s, calls came for his resignation however he did not step down until a court ordered his arrest.

Lalu had said on Friday that he had replied on the corruption charges several times and he would do so before the CBI and ED when the agencies ask him to.

In the same year, the hotels were transferred to the railway corporation.