The Janata Dal (United) and its leader Nitish Kumar have given ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) an ultimatum of four days to decide on Tejashwi Yadav.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had called a meeting of JD(U) MPs, MLAs and other office-bearers of the party today to discuss the CBI raids on ally and RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family.
During the meeting, Nitish is said to have told legislators that he has always adopted a zero-tolerance policy on corruption. He reportedly told JD(U) members that had this been a case in his party, he would have acted by now.
Nitish Kumar told party MLAs that the RJD has to take a call on Tejashwi Yadav's resignation from the post of Bihar deputy chief minister.
According to Nitish, Tejashwi should explain his position or issue a clarification regarding the allegations of corruption levelled against him.
On Monday, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) had made it clear that deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav would not resign from Nitish's cabinet.
"Tejashwi's resignation is a hypothetical question. In fact, legislators appreciated the good work done by him in the last year-and-a-half," RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui said after the party meet.
An FIR has been lodged against Tejashwi Yadav for amassing "benami" properties in Delhi and Patna.