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Bihar crisis: Nitish, Rahul Gandhi discuss graft charges against Tejashwi

Nitish is in Delhi to attend dinner hosted by PM Modi in honour of outgoing Prez Pranab Mukherjee

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Nitish Kumar and Rahul Gandhi
Nitish Kumar and Rahul Gandhi

Amid speculation over a rift in the 'grand alliance' in Bihar, Chief Minister on Saturday met vice president and is learnt to have discussed the current political situation.

Party sources said Kumar drove to Gandhi's Tughlaq Lane residence here and discussed about graft charges against Deputy Chief Minister and chief Lalu Prasad's son, Tejaswi Yadav.

Kumar is in the national capital to attend a dinner hosted by Prime Minister in honour of outgoing President

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His meeting with comes at a time when there are differences over the continuation of Tejashwi in the state cabinet, thus posing a "threat" to the between the JD(U), and in

While the supremo has rejected demands of resignation of his son, Kumar is learnt to have reservations about Tejashwi's continuance as it dents his "anti-corruption" image.

Kumar-led had also crossed swords with the opposition over its support to NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind. The opposition had pitched for Meira Kumar as its joint candidate for the presidential polls.

First Published: Sun, July 23 2017. 09:52 IST