BJP Willing to Support Nitish from Outside; Says BJP Leader

BJP state President Nityanand Rai at a press conference in Patna (file photo).

Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Patna: With Chief Minister Nitish Kumar trying hard to avoid answering any question from the press and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders, in collusion with the Congress Party in Bihar announcing its decision in no uncertain terms that the question of the removal or resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav did not arise, the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday tried to further muddy the water when it said that the party was ready to support Nitish if he was willing to ditch his alliance with the RJD.

BJP state Vice President Devesh Kumar on Monday quoted party state President Nityanand Rai of having said that the BJP was willing to extend outside support to Nitish Kumar if he decided to break its political ties with the RJD that is currently embroiled in all sorts of financial scandals as the CBI continues to build its case against the RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, his son and Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, and other members of the Lalu clan.

"We will provide support to Nitish Kumar from outside so he could continue to remain the Chief Minister of Bihar in the event he says he had had enough of the Lalu Parivar and scams related to it. Of course, the final decision to provide support would come from the BJP central leadership," the BJP leader said.

Nitish Kumar, who returned to Patna after a three-day hiatus from politics conveniently coinciding with the arrival of opposition's choice for the post of President Meira Kumar that he, against the desire of his alliance partners, is not supporting; and with the multiple raids by the CBI at various properties owned by Yadav himself or one of his family members, is scheduled to hold a meeting of the party's top leaders on Tuesday during which he will decide whether he will continue to be a part of the Grand Alliance and thus allowing Tejaswi Yadav to remain in his position, or, he will choose to opt out of the Mahagathbandhan of JD-U, RJD, and Congress.

As recalled, last Friday the CBI carried out raids at more than a dozen properties/houses owned by the RJD chief, his wife Rabri Devi, Tejaswi Yadav, and two others and also lodged FIRs against them in cases involving illegal tender for the development of Railway tourist hotels in Ranchi and Puri when Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Railway Minister of India.

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

More News...

Bombs Hidden Behind Iqbal Hostel in Patna Recovered

Jan 18, 2018
Bombs and bomb-making items recovered from Patna College campus.
Patna: Just hours after Patna University announced the date for the next students' union election, police recovered a large cache of low-intensity…

Attempt to Rob Teller Machines in Rajendra Nagar Fails

Jan 18, 2018
Criminals try to rob Bank's ATM in Rajendra Nagar.
Patna: Criminals in Patna on late Tuesday night vandalized ATM machines though they did not succeed in breaking it open thanks to the solid…

No BJP Leader at Shatrughan Sinha's Makar Sankranti Feast

Jan 17, 2018
BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha holds Makar Sankranti feast in Patna on Tuesday.
Patna: Two days after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna organized a 'dahi-chura' feast for its workers and supporters on the occasion of…

Upendra Kushwaha also Seeks Participation in his Human Chain

Jan 17, 2018
RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.
Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) President and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, urged all parties…

Goods Train Derails at Patna Junction

Jan 17, 2018
Goods train derails at Platform # 9 at Patna Junction.
Patna: Railway workers were busy on Tuesday morning after a goods train going to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in Barh jumped the…

PU Student Leaders Demand Holding of Union Election

Jan 17, 2018
Joint press conference of PU student leaders on Tuesday.
Patna: Student leaders of five different parties in Patna on Tuesday in a joint appearance issued a deadline to Patna University saying if the…

View Your Patna

/30

Your Favorite Recipes on PD

Recipes

Latest Comments

Recent Articles in Readers Write, Lifestyle, Feature, and Blog Sections