1. Rahul Gandhi dubs Nitish Kumar selfish, says JDU leader betrayed people of Bihar

Rahul Gandhi dubs Nitish Kumar selfish, says JDU leader betrayed people of Bihar

Just after Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Bihar CM again in Patna, this time at the head of the JDU and BJP alliance, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today launched a scathing attack on the Janata Dal United leader saying Nitish betrayed the people of Bihar.

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Just after Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Bihar CM again in Patna, this time at the head of the JDU and BJP alliance, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today launched a scathing attack on the Janata Dal United leader saying Nitish betrayed the people of Bihar as the mandate was given to him to fight anti-communal forces but now he has joined hands with them for his personal interest. Rahul further said that he was aware that they (Nitish and BJP) were planning this since last three to four months and added that a person (Nitish) can do anything for his own interest, according to ANI. Rahul called Nitish selfish and said he will do anything to ensure he stays in power. Rahul also said that Nitish met him but never disclosed anything. They joined hands behind my back, he added, as per Times Now. Alongside Nitish, senior BJP leader Sushil Modi took oath as deputy chief minister of Bihar.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said, “My decision is in Bihar’s interest and for its development” just after his swearing in ceremony, ANI reported. JDU leader Nitish Kumar was today sworn in as Bihar Chief Minister for the 6th time, less than 24 hours after he resigned. Bihar State BJP chief Sushil Modi took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister. According to reports, the floor test in the Assembly will be held tomorrow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday hailed the resignation of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying in doing so he has joined the fight against corruption. Modi tweeted, “Congratulations! Mr Nitish Kumar for joining the fight against corruption.”

Amid tussle over RJD supremo Lalu Prasad’s son Tejashwi Yadav did not resign after CBI filed FIR against the Deputy Chief Minister in connection with corruption cases, Nitish broke up the grand alliance. However, Nitish was at pains to explain that he had not asked anyone to resign. Last night, Kumar met Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and staked a claim to form his government with the support of BJP. He was asked to prove his majority in the Assembly within two days of swearing in, as per reports. It has also been reported that Tejashwi Yadav also met the governor and had staked the claim too. However, he was not able to stop today’s oath taking ceremony despite RJD having a higher number of seats than JDU.

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