Ram Vilas Paswan welcomes Nitish Kumar's resignation, calls it a 'move against corruption'

New Delhi: Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday welcomed Nitish Kumar's decision to resign as Chief Minister of Bihar, saying it was a move against corruption.

"When the (coalition) government was formed, I had said it would not last for more than two and a half years," Paswan tweeted.

Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar resigned on Wednesday, citing irreconcilable differences with ally RJD on the issue of corruption charges against his deputy Tejashwi Yadav."In the circumstances that prevail in Bihar, it became difficult to run the grand alliance government," Kumar told reporters outside Raj Bhavan after submitting his resignation to Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi. "I have resigned for the sake of Bihar," the Janata Dal-United leader added.

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Updated Date: Jul 26, 2017 20:09:06 IST