Will Nitish continue with his zero tolerance on Corruption policy?

 Today is a big day for the future of the grand alliance in Bihar. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has started the meeting of party MLAs, MPs and district officials. This big meeting is going on after the CBI raids in the Bihar government led by RJD chief Lalu Yadav and Deputy CM Taskhish Yadav. Everyone's eyes is rests on the future of the alliance.

No compromise with corruption
Prior to the meeting, close to Nitish Kumar, Sanjay Jha said that Nitish has always adopted Zero Tolerance on Corruption Policy in his political life; Nitish has never compromised with this policy. He said that no further agreement will be made with this policy, no matter who the person is.

RJD’s meeting on Monday
Earlier on Monday, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav had convened a meeting of RJD legislators. It was decided in this meeting that the stunning Yadav will not resign. The meeting was also discussed about the presidential elections. The current situation in the country was discussed.

Nitish Kumar returned from Rajgir 4 days later on Sunday. But due to the bad health of Nitish Kumar, the Public Dialogue program to be held on Monday was postponed. On returning to Bihar from Rajgir, the Information and Public Relations Department of Bihar issued a press release stating that due to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being unfit due to the fever, the Public Dialogue program to be held on July 10,  was postponed.

After the allegations of corruption on Lalu Yadav and the action of CBI and ED on them, the JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance has seemed to appear in danger. Among the speculations, on Monday, senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav defended Lalu Prasad. He told the reporters that the CBI raids on Lalu and his family is part of vendetta politics by the ruling NDA.

After the CBI files chargesheet against Tejashvi Yadav, Nitish Kumar will be obliged to decide the fate of his deputy.

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has said that after RJD’s decision that it will not ask Tejashvi to resign, the only option that is available with Nitish is to sack Tejashvi. He said that Nitish Kumar spoke of Zero Tolerance against corruption. Nitishji had himself said that there cannot be any tainted minister in his cabinet and either he will be in Bihar or the corrupt.

Nitish Kumar had resigned after the Rail Accident and corruption defeat in Lok Sabha elections on the moral ground. As a result, Sushil Modi asked the Chief Minister, 'Will he take a decision on the basis of ethics and dare to sack his deputy?'

                                                                          ---Ashish Jha