Tejashwi unlikely to quit, may wait to be sacked

Deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav, the younger son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, is named in an alleged case of land-for-hotels scandal. The CBI last week raided the residence of Lalu, also named in the case, and other properties in five cities, including Ranchi and Delhi.

Nitish Kumar is under intense pressure to sack his deputy to protect the image of a clean government. The Chief Minister has indicated that he would prefer his deputy Tejashwi Yadav to exit the government if unable to present a rebuttal to the CBI's charges against him.

While Kumar’s recent moves and utterances have the RJD and Congress worried, the BJP is imagining a reunion.Nitish Kumar walked out of the NDA when the BJP in 2013 named Narendra Modi as the PM candidate, ending a long partnership.