Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar CM, stakes claim to form new govt with 160 MLAs
Bihar politics: Minutes ago, JD(U) parliamentary board president Upendra Kushwaha shared a congratulatory message for Kumar for "assuming leadership of a new coalition in a new form".
Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U)'s de-facto leader Nitish Kumar submitted his resignation to governor Phagu Chauhan on Tuesday. He had reached the Raj Bhawan in Patna a while ago.
He also submitted a support letter of 160 MLAs to stake claim to form a new government. "All MPs and MLAs are at a consensus that we should leave the NDA," Kumar reportedly told Chauhan while after submitting his resignation to the governor.
Speaking to reporters after putting in his papers, Kumar said the decision to leave the NDA was taking by the JD(U).
He then left for the residence of RDJ patriarch Lalu Yadav's wife Rabri Devi in Patna to hold talks with Tejashwi Yadav, who is likely to get the deputy chief minister's post in the new coalition government.
Before this, JD(U) parliamentary board president Upendra Kushwaha shared a congratulatory message for Kumar for "assuming leadership of a new coalition in a new form".
"March ahead Nitish ji. The country is waiting for you," Kushwaha added in the tweet.
Hours ago, Rohini Yadav, Lalu Yadav's daughter, had shared a tweet confirming the renewal of ties of the two top veterans of Bihar's politics. “Get ready for the coronation, those with the lantern are set to return," Rohini Yadav tweeted along with a video amid a separate meeting of the Mahagathbandan MLAs.