BJP offers outside support to JD-U govt if its sacks Tejashwi Yadav
Patna: In a surprising development, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Bihar chief Nityanand Rai has offered outside support to the Nitish Kumar-led state government if it agrees to sack deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav.
"We appeal Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to expel Tejashwi Yadav from his cabinet. If the move boomerangs, BJP is ready to extend support to the state government," said Rai while talking to the media persons here.
Significantly, Rai has offered support to the government when the Grand Alliance is reportedly facing internal issues, though, they have maintained vice versa.
Earlier on Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) carried out raids at the residences of Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav, in connection with a case of alleged irregularities in leasing two railway hotels to a private company when he was the Railways Minister, a charge denied by him.
Since Tejashwi’s name has been mentioned in the scam, the Grand Alliance-led government in Bihar has been facing sharp criticism from the opposition.
Earlier in the day on Monday, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) held a meeting of its legislators. Contrary to the expectations, no stern decisions were taken in the meeting. According to the sources, the meeting had no mention of the allegations against the Lalu Yadav's family, the CBI raids at their residences and other properties or Tejashwi Yadav.
RJD, however, after the meeting claimed that Tejashwi was not going to resign even after the registration of FIR against him.
It may be mentioned that CBI is yet to ascertain charges against the Bihar Deputy CM.