"The party president (Nitish Kumar) has taken a serious note of the issue and has relieved you of your responsibility from the post of general secretary", Tyagi said in his letter to Srivastav, considered a close confidante of senior party leader Sharad Yadav.
Backing his son Tejashwi Yadav's state-wide "Janadesh Apmaan Yatra" starting Wednesday, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday said that he was to desperate to go to the people but his hands were tied as he has to appear before courts frequently.
Tejashwi Yadav, 28, the younger son of Lalu Prasad, is set to start his first padyatra from West Champaran district from August 9, where Mahatma Gandhi launched his first satyagrah in 1917, to "expose" Nitish Kumar's "double speak" and his "opportunistic alliance" with the BJP to form the government after dumping the RJD and Congress of Grand Alliance.
The protest march of the RJD came just a few days after the party's former ally, the Janata Dal (United) (JD (U)), broke away from the Mahagatbandhan (Grand Alliance) to form a fresh government in Bihar by partnering with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). However, ANI quoted JD (U) leader K C Tyagi as saying "our MLA has voted for BJP".
Tejashwi said the BJP had promised scooty to counter a scheme of bicycles to girl students in Bihar.
Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday hit out at the BJP and the RSS and said they were targeting Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in order to eliminate him. The opposition party in the state also started the "BJP-RSS send back" movement. "I will tell people about it during my yatra". "Tejashwi Yadav is going to the people and he will also invite people to attend the RJD's August 27 rally in Patna against the BJP", he added.
This will probably be the first time that Lalu will not be with them to guide and support them during their interaction with the people.