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Bihar political crisis: RJD backs Lalu Prasad Yadav and family, says deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav won’t resign

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The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar on Monday came out in support of their leader Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family after the CBI raids at the former Bihar chief minister’s homes on Friday. The RJD leaders met on Monday to discuss various issues and in a press conference held later decided that Lalu’s son and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav will not resign despite the corruption charges levelled against him

 “We are being hounded by the BJP and the RSS for exposing the central government’s failures. But we will not be cowed down. We will continue to fight BJP and RSS,” said senior RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui.
One of the many issues that were on agenda at the RJD meet on Monday was to counter Opposition’s call to sack Tejashwi from the Cabinet. Several MLAs supported Lalu and his family. A report in India Today quoted RJD MLA Arun Yadav who said that Tejashwi should continue as deputy chief minister and even projected him as the next Chief Minister of Bihar.