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False charges framed by CBI - Tejaswi Yadav

Tejashwi Yadav is the deputy of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar India Tv

Earlier, the crucial meeting of Janata Dal (United) MLAs began at the residence of party chief and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.

His remarks on Twitter came even as alliance partner JD (U) raised the pressure on RJD seeking the resignation of Tejashwi, after the CBI registered a case against him and interrogated him during raids last week.

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad's son Tejaswi said false charges have been framed by CBI and he will give a befitting reply.

Over the week, JD (U) leaders such as KC Tyagi have told NDTV that the party hadn't set a deadline for the Deputy Chief Minister to quit but also hinted that the grand alliance didn't make sense if it cost the Nitish Kumar government its moral high ground. While RJD chief and Tejashwi's father Lalu Prasad Yadav ruled out his younger son's resignation, JD (U) maintained that Lalu should come clean on the source of his and his family's assets. "He knows his "rajnitik punji" (political capital) is his clean and good image which he has successfully built up over the years", a person close to Kumar said. "Nitish Kumar is not going to compromise on the issue of corruption", said JD (U)'s chief spokesperson Sanjay Singh. Available on Android and IOS. She spoke to CM Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and requested them not to do anything that would break the Mahagatbandhan (JD (U)-RJD-Congress). Tejashwi was listed as a "distinguished guest" for the event and his name was also mentioned on the invitation cards.

"BJP does not believe in breaking the alliance government, but wants it to complete its term". The BJP, on the other hand, has its eyes on the formidable maha dalit votebank which is almost 50 per cent and is the core of the JD (U)'s support base.

Yadav said BJP was after him because he had highlighted the prime minister's "broken promises" to youths, farmers and workers, and asserted that the RJD would not rest till they ousted the saffron party not only from Bihar but from the entire country.

Lalu Prasad has been in Ranchi for the past two days to appear before a court in connection with the fodder scam.

When pressed on the issue, the former Bihar Chief Minister said: "People have elected him". "He will do whatever it takes to keep the present government alive".