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Political earthquake in Bihar; Nitish Kumar resigns from post of CM

In a major development, Nitish Kumar has announced that he will tender his resignation from the Bihar CM’s post, says report.

Political earthquake in Bihar; Nitish Kumar resigns from post of CM
Big development in Bihar politics; Nitish Kumar to resign from post of CM

In a major development, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday tendered his resignation from the Bihar CM’s post. The big development comes after Tejashwi said that Nitish never asked him to resign from the post of Bihar’s Deputy CM post. Speaking on the big political development, Nitish said, “I tried to keep the Grand Alliance intact but can’t work in this atmosphere.” Also, Nitish said that I asked Lalu to cite information on the alleged corruption matter. “I even spoke to Rahul Gandhi,” Nitish added. Nitish has made it clear that he will not compromise on the issue of corruption.

Earlier, in the day, Tejashwi Yadav had claimed that CM Nitish Kumar never sought his resignation. Also, the Bihar Deputy CM claimed that Nitish Kumar wants RSS free India (Sangh mukt Bharat), according to ABP News. Moreover, talking to ANI, Tejashwi Yadav said,”Amit Shah had said he wants to see BJP in power in every state, so they are trying all means to break us.” “I was never asked to resign. It’s RSS-BJP which want to break the grand alliance, people can see through their conspiracy,” Tejashwi Yadav added. There were several media reports doing the rounds claiming that Nitish Kumar had asked Tejashwi to resign from the post of Bihar’s Deputy CM.

The CBI had registered a corruption case against Lalu, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi and former Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Managing Director P K Goyal, and the wife of Lalu’s confidante Prem Chand Gupta, Sujata on allegations of awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006. The CBI later questioned Rabri Devi and Tejashwi.

 

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First published on: 26-07-2017 at 18:41 IST