RJD-JD(U) rift: Tejaswi skips Nitish Kumar’s event

RSTV Bureau

The rift between JD(U)-RJD worsened on Saturday after Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav did not attend a government event with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

FILE: Patna : Lalu Prasad's sons Tejashwi (L) and Tej Pratap Yadav (R) in Patna.

FILE: Patna : Lalu Prasad’s sons Tejashwi (L) and Tej Pratap Yadav (R) in Patna.

The speculations about the grand alliance heading for a split in Bihar a big development after  Lalu’s son Tejashwi Yadav did not attend a ‘Vishwa Yuva Kaushal Divas’ event on Sunday.

Replying to a query posed by mediapersons, Jai Kumar Singh said that “I cannot say as what was the circumstances in which he (Dy CM) did not come…Labour Resources Department organised the function and I can tell you about myself as I was invited to the function.”

During the programme, Nitish Kumar, who was sitting beside Labour Resources minister and RJD leader Vijay Prakash, swapped his seat with Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh who was sitting right to the CM, thus making a distance with the RJD minister.

Later, Industries minister and JD(U) leader Jai Kumar Singh said that the CM changed his seat in order to have better view of the screen (TV monitor) fitted in front of him.

Earlier, Janata Dal (United) said that party leader Nitish Kumar has not demanded the resignation of Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, who has been named in a First Information Report (FIR). The party however has demanded RJD to out ‘clean’ about Tejaswi on the FIR.