As Lalu battles troubles, BJP woos Nitish

first_imgSC puts Lalu Prasad back on trial in fodder scam case Following the move by Supreme Court to put Lalu Prasad back on trial in the fodder scam case, the BJP in Bihar has offered Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to break his party’s alliance with the RJD leader.“If Nitish Kumar decides to break the alliance with Lalu Prasad, we will think over extending support to him”, said senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi. Mr. Kumar and his party was in alliance with the BJP for 17 years.Also Read  Earlier on Sunday, senior BJP leader and minister in Jharkhand Saryu Rai and Chitranjan Sinha, the additional advocate general of Bihar visited, Mr. Prasad’s residence saying it was a “courtesy call.” On Monday, however, senior state BJP leader, Nand Kishore Yadav, welcomed the Supreme Court move saying “the fodder scam case must reach its logical conclusion.”The ruling Janata Dal (United) and state Congress leaders said “it’s a Supreme Court verdict and everybody should respect it…we cannot say much on the court verdict”.Meanwhile, a pall of gloom spread outside the official residence of Mr. Prasad at 10, Circular Road. A battery of media persons gathered outside hoping to get some reactions but the imposing green coloured gate remained shut with some policemen stationed outside.Sources inside the residence told The Hindu that Mr. Prasad was discussing the legal ramifications of the Supreme Court verdict with some close aides over phone.last_img

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