Bihar political crisis: Nitish Kumar says decision to part with RJD taken in interest of state

Patna: The decision to part ways with the RJD and join hands with the BJP was taken in the interest of Bihar and will ensure development and justice for the state, Nitish Kumar on Thursday said after being sworn in as the chief minister.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar . PTI

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar . PTI

Kumar resigned the post Wednesday night after a fall out with the alliance partner RJD over corruption charges against Lalu Yadav and some of his family members, including son Tejashwi, who was the then deputy chief minister.

"Whatever decision we have taken will be in the interest of Bihar and of its people. It will ensure development and justice. It will also ensure progress. This is a collective decision. I ensure that our commitment is towards the people of Bihar," Nitish Kumar told reporters.

Kumar was sworn in as the chief minister of the state along side senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who will be his deputy in the new government, at the Raj Bhawan in Patna.

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Published Date: Jul 27, 2017 11:55 AM | Updated Date: Jul 27, 2017 12:17 PM

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