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My resignation issue is media creation, says Tejashwi

“There is no truth in the corruption allegations against me but the media continues to make it look like a scandal”, Yadav, the youngest son of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, said.Party leaders have already hinted the chief minister will take a final decision after Tuesday.”The USP of Nitish Kumar is his clean image and we believe he will take a final decision on the issue soon”, senior JD (U) leader Shyam Rajak said here on Sunday.This assertion from the RJD chief thus brought an end to speculations that Tejashwi Yadav might step down from the post to save the ruling alliance.”The JD (U) and Nitish Kumar are the last people who will do anything to tamper with the mahagathbandhan”. The party said it will ‘not take even 5 minutes to walk out of the government’ if need be.It was perhaps because of the strained ties between the JD (U) and RJD, following the stalemate caused by Tejashwi’s refusal to put in his papers, that JD (U) MLAs indulging in conversation with legislators of the Congress or the RJD, were separated and guided to Shravan Kumar’s chamber.It is being said that after the JD (U) urged Tejashwi Yadav to come out clean on the corruption charges imposed by the CBI and the ED and asked Lalu to declare his assets and reveal the source of income, the rift between the alliance partners in the state seemed to have widened, indicating that the alliance is inching towards a split.”Coalitions may see tensions and pressures but everything is all right in the Grand Alliance”, said Janata Dal-United spokesperson Neeraj Kumar.JD (U) insiders believe Mr Kumar can not afford to compromise with his “clean image” in the context of the corruption charges against RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family members, particularly deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav, which is believed to have also damaged the “good governance” reputation of the chief minister.Another senior RJD leader and former MP Shivanand Tiwari has appealed to Nitish Kumar to end the crisis.