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JD(U)-RJD rift: Nitish meets Rahul, discusses graft charges against Tejaswi

PTI
Published Jul 22, 2017, 6:34 pm IST
Updated Jul 23, 2017, 5:51 am IST
Kumar is in the national capital to attend a dinner hosted by Modi in honour of outgoing President Mukherjee.
His meeting with Rahul Gandhi comes at a time when there are differences over the continuation of Tejaswi in the state cabinet. (Photo: INC)
 His meeting with Rahul Gandhi comes at a time when there are differences over the continuation of Tejaswi in the state cabinet. (Photo: INC)

New Delhi: Amid speculation over a rift in the 'grand alliance' in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and is learnt to have discussed the current political situation.

Party sources said Kumar drove to Gandhi's Tughlaq Lane residence in Delhi and discussed about graft charges against Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son, Tejaswi Yadav.

 

Kumar is in the national capital to attend a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in honour of outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee.

His meeting with Rahul Gandhi comes at a time when there are differences over the continuation of Tejaswi in the state cabinet, thus posing a "threat" to the grand alliance between the Janata Dal (United) JD (U), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Congress in Bihar.

While the RJD supremo has rejected demands of resignation of his son, Kumar is learnt to have reservations about Tejaswi's continuance as it dents his "anti-corruption" image.

 

Kumar-led JD(U) had also crossed swords with the Opposition over its support to NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.

The Opposition had pitched for Meira Kumar as its joint candidate for the presidential polls.

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