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Sharad Yadav meets Sonia amid strain in alliance in Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav today chief amid the worsening ties between his party and Lalu Prasad-led RJD over the corruption charges against Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav.

Sources in the grand alliance, which included all these three parties, said the two leaders discussed the prevailing political situation in the state during the near 40-minute-long meeting at her residence.

These sources were tight-lipped about the nature of deliberations between the two leaders over the grand alliance but added that they want the alliance to continue.

They are believed to discussed various options to defuse the crisis after Chief Minister and (United) president made it clear that Tejashwi will have to come clean on the allegations against him.

Tejashwi, son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, has been named by the as an accused in its probe into the land-for-hotels scam case.

Upping the ante, the chief had yesterday asserted that his son will not resign.

The RJD has maintained that the charges against Prasad and his family are politically motivated.

The JD(U) has, however, insisted that Kumar has built an image for himself due to his honest governance and he will not let corruption charges against his deputy go unanswered.

They also discussed the ongoing farmers protests in different parts of the country and the need to take up the issue to corner the NDA at the Centre.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 21:28 IST