Janata Dal (U) Chief Nitish Kumar resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar on Sunday, citing difficulties in the alliance with the ruling 'Mahagathbandhan.' Expressing dissatisfaction with the state of affairs, Kumar announced the dissolution of the government.
"I have exited the Mahagathbandhan," Kumar stated after leaving Raj Bhawan, highlighting the challenges within the alliance. Subsequently, he received a surprise call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, congratulating him for leaving the Mahagathbandhan and aligning with the NDA, according to sources.
In a meeting with his party MLAs earlier in the day at the chief minister's residence, Kumar explained the tough working conditions with the RJD, leading to the decision to break the alliance. "Working with RJD was not going smoothly. We have taken suggestions from every party leader, and they are also advocating the same, so I have resigned from the post of Chief Minister," Kumar stated after stepping down.
He expressed frustration with the alliance's lack of cohesion and mentioned that despite the formation of the INDIA Bloc, it was not functioning effectively. Kumar emphasized that he had been silently observing the statements made by the previous alliance and decided to resign for the benefit of the common people of Bihar.
When questioned about being labeled an opportunist, Kumar did not provide a response. He confirmed his resignation and mentioned plans to discuss the next steps with leaders of the new alliance members. The political landscape in Bihar undergoes a shift as Nitish Kumar moves away from the Mahagathbandhan.
(With Agency Inputs)