On Saturday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. During the much hyped up meeting Kumar made it clear to Rahul that Tejashwi Yadav had to go.
The crisis in the Grand Alliance at Bihar continued with there being no breakthrough in the talks between the JD(U) and RJD. The much hyped meeting between Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav yielded no results.
Even as the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar tried to break the ice with his deputy, Tejashwi Yadav, the BJP has furnished details of another list of properties alleged to be illegal.
Is the ‘Grand Alliance’ in Bihar on the verge of a collapse. Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of the State is adamant that his deputy and Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejaswi put in his papers following the CBI raids.
The Central Bureau of Investigation was ready and it had been decided that raids would be conducted at 12 locations including the residence of Lalu Prasad Yadav. The Chief Minister of Bihar had to be kept in the loop since raids were about to take place at the residence of his deputy, Tejashwi Prasad as well.
The Grand Alliance in Bihar is on a shaky wicket. The Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar is likely to call on his deputy Tejashwi Prasad Yadav to resign. The decision is being taken following the CBI raids that were conducted at several locations including the residence of Tejaswhi who is the son of RJD chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav.
The Grand Alliance in Bihar appears to be heading for a big split. The question is whether the JD(U)-RJD- Congress alliance in the state is splitting over Nitish Kumar’s support to Ram Nath Kovind, the BJP’s candidate set to become the next President of India.
Nitish Kumar and Sharad Pawar are engaged in a silent battle. They have not spoken out against each other, but there is palpable tension among the two leaders who are eyeing for the post of coordinator of a UPA like coalition.
I am not a fool, if I become the national president of my party, it does not mean that I nurture an ambition of becoming the next Prime Minister of India said Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Nitish Kumar who is also the national president of the JD(U) said that he is being unnecessarily being targeted.
Fodder taint, son-rise, dynasty politics- This is what described former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. The cases are piling up not just against him, but a host of allegations have been made against his sons too. The end result of all this may be a switch of loyalties by several leaders of the RJD.