Major setback to INDIA block ahead of general elections as Nitish Kumar on Sunday resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar. Kumar submitted his resignation to Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar at the Raj Bhavan.
Speaking to reporters after handing over his resignation, Nitish Kumar said that he also asked the Governor to dissolve the Mahagathbandhan alliance in Bihar.
The JD(U) leader said that the situation in the Mahagathbandhan alliance, comprising Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress along with three Left parties, was not “alright” and had become such that he had to quit.
“I have not been commenting about anything for long now because things were not right (in the Mahagathbandhan alliance). I was getting opinions and suggestions from everyone, including my party workers. I listened to all of them and resigned today, and ended the current government.
Nitish Kumar will continue as the Bihar caretaker chief minister until a new government is formed in the state.
The BJP is likely to submit its ‘Letter of Support’ to JD(U) and CM Nitish Kumar to stake claim to form the next alliance government. The oath-taking ceremony is likely to be held at 4 pm.