Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar CM; breaks alliance with BJP

   By Prashant Bhardwaj ,  09-Aug-2022
Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar CM; breaks alliance with BJP

The resignation occurred hours after Kumar reportedly declared that the alliance with the BJP was "finished" because the saffron party was "not showing respect" and "conspiring" against them in a meeting with party MLAs

Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, on August 9, offered his resignation to the governor of the state due to his Janata Dal (United) party's decision to sever connections with the Bharatiya Janata Party, the other party in the ruling alliance (BJP).

"I have resigned as the CM. All MPs and MLAs of the JD(U) are at a consensus that we should leave the NDA," Kumar told reporters outside the Raj Bhawan.

The resignation occurred hours after Kumar reportedly declared that the alliance with the BJP was "finished" because the saffron party was "not showing respect" and "conspiring" against them in a meeting with party MLAs.

Following the formation of a new administration with the Tejashwi Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal, Kumar is anticipated to resume his duties as chief minister (RJD).

The alliance between Kumar and Yadav, which is yet to be officially announced, will be backed by around 160 MLAs, RJD sources said told news agency ANI. There will be "no differences on allotment of portfolios", they said. This came shortly after reports claimed that Yadav was adamant on being given the home ministry charge -- the portfolio being currently held by Kumar.






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