RJD denies rift in the 'Grand Alliance'
| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST
New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): After Nitish Kumar met Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday amidst growing speculation of a rift between the two parties, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has denied all the allegations that there is an air of tension in the 'Grand Alliance'. Speaking to ANI, RJD leader Manoj Jha said that the people in the alliance are together. "Whatever is being said in the media is all speculation and we don't pay much attention to speculation," he said. Further pointing a finger at the BJP for allegedly using the situation to their advantage, Jha accused the saffron party of trying to manipulate the recent mechanisms. Recently, the tension between the 'Grand Alliance' of Congress and RJD had grown as the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar was facing increasing pressure to oust Deputy Chief minister Tejashwi Yadav from the cabinet after charges of corruption were proved against him. The CBI registered a corruption case against Lalu Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejaswi Yadav on allegations of awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006. The RJD supremo, however, refuted the allegations against him and called it a political conspiracy hatched by the BJP. The Congress are saying that the alliance will hold strong against these allegations and that the true perpetrator will be punished. Meanwhile, the BJP are mounting pressure on Nitish Kumar to oust Tejashwi yadav from the party. (ANI)