Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar Chief Minister

Nitish Kumar addresses press

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav is facing charges of corruption along with his family members.

Nitish Kumar has resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar. Kumar is on his way to submit his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. The decision to quit was taken by Kumar at a meeting of JDU MLAs this evening.

The meeting of JDU MLAs was chaired by Kumar amid rift with RJD over the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav. Earlier in the day, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav ruled out the stepping down of Tejashwi saying, Tejashwi Yadav will not resign, Nitish Kumar didn’t ask for his resignation”. He maintained that there is no bitterness between him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. “No bitterness between me and Nitish. Spoke to him yesterday. Media trying to crack our alliance,” Lalu Prasad said.

 

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