"Why wouldn't he (Tejashwi) attend the cabinet meeting?"
In the same year, the hotels were transferred to the railway corporation.
While the JDU camp was quick to elicit a larger meaning to Gandhi's call, Congress insiders said that Gandhi had called up RJD boss Lalu Prasad a few days ago to convey Congress solidarity with him when central probe agencies came knocking at his door.
Chairing a crucial meeting of JD (U) legislators, ex- legislators, office bearers and district chiefs, Nitish Kumar was quoted as saying that his party knows how to follow "gathbandhan dharma" (coalition dharma) and also making "political sacrifices".
"This allegation relates to 2004 when I was merely 14 years old, when my moustache and beard had not begun to sprout".
Defending his security for manhandling some journalists after a cabinet meeting in Patna on Wednesday, Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav said that the security personal were just trying to protect him. "In case of any fresh political development, the BJP Parliamentary Board alone is empowered to take a decision", Modi, a former deputy chief minister. They have always been scared of my father, but it seems they are scared of me too. There has been an increasing demand over his resignation.
"The BJP is not interested in breaking any alliance or government".
Sources said the RJD ministers were also contemplating to quit en masse if Tejashwi was forced to quit in the next 48 hours when Nitish's four-day deadline (to come clean) ends.
After deciding not to side with a tainted face, Nitish Kumar would be bound to take action. "They don't deserve a place here", the deputy CM said adding that the corruption charges against him are false.
Without naming RJD chief Lalu and Tejashwi, Nitish Kumar said fact-wise reply should be given in public by those against whom allegations of corruption had surfaced. The Opposition later went with Congress leader Meira Kumar as their candidate for the presidential elections later this month, but Nitish Kumar stuck with Kovind.