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NCP leader Anwar defends underfire Bihar Dy CM Tejashwi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Defending Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, who is facing pressure to resign after the registered a corruption case against him, senior leader today said "he cannot be compelled" to quit merely because of accusations.

Anwar, who is a MP from Bihar, however, maintained that the RJD leader should produce evidence and come out clean in the case as demanded by the JD-U.

Yadav has been facing the heat in the wake of the registering an FIR against him, his father and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, mother Rabri Devi and others in connection with a land-for-hotels scam case. This has also put the JDU-RJD alliance in under severe strain.

Anwar contended the CBI's action is parallel to accusations levelled by Sushil Modi, leader and former deputy chief minister of Bihar, and that the central probe agency is being "misused like never before".

"I don't think Tejashwi should resign. Let the charge sheet be filed. The will decide whether he has done any wrong or not," Anwar told PTI.

"You accuse someone...But accusations are also against the prime minister. No political figure has escaped that. He cannot be compelled merely because of accusations. It is not fair," Anwar asserted.

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 21:22 IST