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Tejashwi Slams Bihar Governor, Launches Protests Against Nitish Kumar

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| July 27 , 2017 , 08:37 IST

Embroiled in a corruption case that caused tensions in the Bihar Grand Alliance, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, has lashed out against the Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and Nitish Kumar.

In less than 24 hours, Nitish Kumar changed the political scenario in Bihar dramatically as he resigned from his post of Chief Minister on Wednesday night, formed an alliance with BJP and readies for his swearing-in again as Chief Minister on Thursday.

"Each development seemed planned. It was all pre-decided. Why was everything done in such rush? His resignation, followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backing him, and staking claim to form government within hours of resignation, proves it," Tejashwi said, after meeting the Governor.

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"We repeatedly asked the Governor to ask us to prove majority, we even cited the Bommai case." Tejashwi said. 

Tejashwi said that the oath-taking had initially been scheduled for 5 pm but was later changed to 10 am and when RJD sought time to meet the Governor to stake claim to form the government, they were asked to come at 11 am.

"Why is the Governor changing his decision in the night. The swearing is taking place at 10 a.m. instead of 5 p.m. We are going to Raj Bhavan. We are going to Governor house to stage the dharna if not called for being the single largest party," Tejashwi said.

"A Governor should act as custodian of constitution, not as Centre's stooge. He can't ignore single largest party and largest pre-poll alliance," he added.

Responding to Nitish Kumar's claims that he resigned due to the prevailing 'environment', specifically to the corruption charges against Tejashwi Yadav, he said, "On what ground is he questioning us. He himself is tainted, an accused under section 302."

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"In spite of their vote in Presidential election (in favour of President Ram Nath Kovind), we did not say anything as we wanted the grand alliance to continue," he added.

Tejashwi announced that the RJD, Congress and all those who are opposing BJP-RSS and Nitish Kumar will protest, hold dharnas and burn effigies, against the present situation.

Tejashwi maintained his party's stand to let them prove their majority on the floor, as they are the state's single largest party.