Nitish Kumar abandons Bihar's Mahagathbandhan to stitch alliance with BJP

Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as chief minister dumping the RJD and Congress to stitch a new alliance with BJP

FP Staff July 27, 2017 09:13:58 IST
In a dramatic development in Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as chief minister dumping the RJD and Congress to stitch a new alliance with BJP. PTI
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In a dramatic development in Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as chief minister dumping the RJD and Congress to stitch a new alliance with BJP. PTI
Nitish Kumar met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Wednesday evening and tendered his resignation. He said that, "In the circumstances that prevail in Bihar, it became difficult to run the Grand Alliance government". PTI
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Nitish Kumar met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Wednesday evening and tendered his resignation. He said that, "In the circumstances that prevail in Bihar, it became difficult to run the Grand Alliance government". PTI
Kumar was under intense pressure to remove Tejaswi Yadav after his dubious dealings came to the fore following raids to his premises by CBI and ED. PTI
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Kumar was under intense pressure to remove Tejaswi Yadav after his dubious dealings came to the fore following raids to his premises by CBI and ED. PTI
Later on Wednesday evening, the BJP parliamentary board quickly met in Delhi and appointed a three-member committee of Bihar leaders to study the situation. Narendra Modi welcomed Kumar's resignation. In a tweet, he congratulated Nitish for joining the fight against corruption. PTI
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Later on Wednesday evening, the BJP parliamentary board quickly met in Delhi and appointed a three-member committee of Bihar leaders to study the situation. Narendra Modi welcomed Kumar's resignation. In a tweet, he congratulated Nitish for joining the fight against corruption. PTI
RJD reacted sharply to Kumar's resignation. Lalu Pradad Yadav said that Nitish was "involved" with BJP and RSS. Lalu also accused Nitish of facing a murder charge. PTI
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RJD reacted sharply to Kumar's resignation. Lalu Pradad Yadav said that Nitish was "involved" with BJP and RSS. Lalu also accused Nitish of facing a murder charge. PTI
Later, BJP announced it's support to Nitish. It's legislators met Nitish's JD(U) MLAs. Nitish handed over a list of 132 MLAs whose support he had, to governor Tripathi. PTI
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Later, BJP announced it's support to Nitish. It's legislators met Nitish's JD(U) MLAs. Nitish handed over a list of 132 MLAs whose support he had, to governor Tripathi. PTI
BJP's Sushil Kumar Modi will swear-in as deputy chief minister while Nitish Kumar will take oath as state's chief minister on Thurday. A floor test in the Bihar Assembly will be held on Friday, since Bihar governor has given Nitish two days from Wednesday to prove majority. PTI
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BJP's Sushil Kumar Modi will swear-in as deputy chief minister while Nitish Kumar will take oath as state's chief minister on Thurday. A floor test in the Bihar Assembly will be held on Friday, since Bihar governor has given Nitish two days from Wednesday to prove majority. PTI