Bihar CM Nitish Kumar submits resignation to governor Phagu Chauhan
Nitish Kumar along with JD( U) President Rajiv Ranjan have reached the residence of Rabari Devi to chalk out a strategy for forming a new government in Bihar. Nitish Kumar also submitted his resignation letter from the post of Chief Minister to governor Phagu Chauhan.
Earlier, Janta Dal (United) snapped its ties with the BJP paving the way for formation of a new government with the support of RJD and Congress. The RJD and Congress have submitted letter of support to Nitish Kumar to form the government. The decision to part ways with BJP was taken at the JD (U)’s Legislators Party meeting which was chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar this morning.
Congress and Left parties have already submitted the letter of support to senior RJD leader Tejaswi Prasad Yadav to form a grand alliance government.
The JD(U) and RJD had called their legislators’ meeting this morning to chalk out the strategy for resolving the situation arising in the wake of former JD(U) National President RCP Singh’s resignation from the party.
The Jitan Ram Manjhi led Hindustani Awaam Morcha will also hold a meeting of party legislators today to decide the political strategy.
In the 243-member Bihar Assembly, the number of MLAs of RJD is 79 and that of BJP is 77, JD(U) has 45, Congress has 19, Left parties have 16 while Hindustani Awam Morcha has four members.