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JD-U President Sharad Yadav refuses to comment on Bihar situation

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 July 2017, 12:50 IST
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Janata Dal-United (JD-U) President Sharad Yadav on 27 July refused to comment on Nitish Kumar forming the next government in Bihar with the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Nitish Kumar on 27 July was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi took over as the Deputy Chief Minister.

Earlier, reports emerged that Yadav was unhappy with reports suggesting that Nitish Kumar might break away from the Grand Alliance and form the government in Bihar with the NDA.

Bihar witnessed political upheaval soon after Nitish Kumar resigned on 26 July evening to protest against Tejashwi Yadav's stubbornness to stay in the Cabinet despite being named in F.I.R. over the corruption charges.

Nitish's resignation came hours after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav took a jibe at Nitish Kumar, saying he was aware of his longtime friend's party's JD-U's growing bonhomie with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Previously, the CBI registered a corruption case against Lalu Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav on allegations of awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006.

Since then, the BJP had been mounting pressure on Nitish to oust Tejashwi Yadav from the Cabinet.

-ANI

First published: 27 July 2017, 12:50 IST
 
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