Grand Alliance united, BJP conspiring to create confusion: Tejashwi Yadav

| Updated: Jul 20, 2017 11:22 IST

New Delhi [India], July 20 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav has asserted that the state's ruling Grand Alliance is united, and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of stirring "conspiracy" to create confusion. "Grand alliance is united and will stay united. People of Bihar gave us the mandate and it must be respected. It is our responsibility to bring development in Bihar. Don't know why some people are trying to create confusion as part of a conspiracy," Yadav told ANI. Earlier, with ties between the Janata Dal (United) and RJD appearing to wobble over Tejashwi Yadav who is facing conspiracy charged, the JD (U) has said that it is RJD's responsibility to respect the party's sentiments Speaking to ANI, JD (U) spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan said that a situation has come where RJD has to take a decision keeping in mind their party's sentiments. This has come after Tejaswi Yadav skipped an official function on July 15 which he was supposed to attend with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Meanwhile, both Tejashwi and RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav have ruled out resignation for the Deputy Chief Minister, who is embroiled in corruption charges. Tejashwi has maintained that all is well as long as the alliance with Janata Dal (United) is concerned. Earlier, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slammed Nitish Kumar for giving a four-day deadline to Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav to prove his innocence in the corruption case and said the Bihar Chief Minister is doing drama to keep himself safe. "Nitish ji is Nautankibaaz(drama king). He is playing politics very smartly. He has given time to RJD just to keep himself safe. Everything is clear after the CBI raid and FIR.Nitish is playing gimmick and people of Bihar know this game. He should not do this drama," BJP leader Gopla Narayan Singh told ANI. Accusing Nitish Kumar of having both his feet planted in two boats conveniently, Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan has called on Nitish Kumar to take a decision on the fate of Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav who is facing corruption charges. Asserting that Nitish was known for his oscillating stands on matters, Paswan put the onus on the Chief Minister to end the row surrounding Tejashwi, who is the son of RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, a longtime ally of the former. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a corruption case against Lalu, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi; 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 Tejashwi.(ANI)

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