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Bihar alliance under threat? Nitish meets Rahul; graft charges on Tejaswi in talks

PTI
Published : Jul 22, 2017, 7:19 pm IST
Updated : Jul 22, 2017, 7:19 pm IST

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

Nitish Kumar's meeting with Rahul Gandhi comes at a time when there are differences over the continuation of Tejaswi in the state cabinet. (Photo: PTI | File)
 Nitish Kumar's meeting with Rahul Gandhi comes at a time when there are differences over the continuation of Tejaswi in the state cabinet. (Photo: PTI | File)

New Delhi: Amid speculation over a rift in the ‘grand alliance’ in Bihar, chief minister Nitish Kumar met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday and is learnt to have discussed the current political situation.

Party sources said Kumar drove to Gandhi’s Tughlaq Lane residence 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 JD(U), RJD and Congress in Bihar.

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

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