Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ended his alliance with the BJP in the state and submitted his resignation to the Governor.
Nitish Kumar met with his MLAs before coming to his decision on dumping the BJP for a second time. “Expect explosive news,” a senior leader from his party said to the media ahead of the meeting.
After meeting the Governor to resign as head of this government, Nitish Kumar will ask for a second appointment for which he will be accompanied by Tejashwi Yadav, said sources.
The BJP’s Bihar branch will have a press conference today to address the issue of being dumped for a second time by Nitish Kumar. “We have always observed coalition dharma,” Union Minister Giriraj Singh told the media.
The tension between the two parties hit a breakpoint over Nitish Kumar’s concerns that Union Minister Amit Shah is working relentlessly to split the Janata Dal (United). To this end, Nitish Kumar blames RCP Singh, a former leader from his own party, for serving as Amit Shah’s proxy. RCP Singh quit the JDU on the weekend after his party accused him of deep corruption.
In 2017, RCP Singh joined the union cabinet as the representative of Nitish Kumar’s party. The Bihar Chief Minister was upset about being offered only one cabinet position. Yesterday, his closest aide said that RCP Singh had decided to join the center of his own accord and had informed Nitish Kumar that Amit Shah had said he alone was acceptable as the JDU rep in the cabinet. “Will Amit Shah decide our party’s matters?” said Rajeev Ranjan Singh aka Lalan Singh, who is the president of the JDU.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal or RJD, which is Bihar’s single-largest party, also met today to discuss the Bihar crisis. The party is headed by Tejashwi Yadav.
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