After a long tension between Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar, finally, Nitish Kumar resign as a Chief Minister position. This is the end of the two year-long political partnership.
- Nitish Kumar spent hours for discussing Tejashwi Yadav with lawmakers.
- Lalu Yadav had rejected son Tejashwi’s resignation.
- Nitish Kumar’s resignation ends 2-year Bihar coalition(MahaGath-Bandhan).
Today 26, July 2017. Mr. Kumar met with Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to deliver his resignation.
He took this bold move after Lalu Yadav reiterated earlier today that his son, Tejashwi, would not quit as No 2 in the government despite being caught in a corruption scandal. “I did not ask for anyone’s resignation,” said Nitish Kumar, “but I told Tejashwi and Lalu that they must explain the charges publicly. The atmosphere had become such that it was impossible to work,” he said, adding “my conscience told me to quit.”
Today he met law maker from his party Before his sudden resignation.
A new possible political organization could be.
The BJP’s top leaders are meeting now in Delhi to decide on whether they will back him. Last week BJP Bihar branch said, they are willing to lend external support to keep Nitish Kumar in office without participating in his government.
Through the day, events pointed to a climax of the political drama that has raged in Bihar for weeks. The Governor reportedly changed his travel plans to stay back for the meeting requested by the Chief Minister. Lalu Yadav, due to fly to Ranchi for a court appearance tomorrow, decided to drive there instead of flying, which allowed him to remain in Patna for a few extra hours at a crucial time.
Why Nitish Kumar Resigned?
On July 7, Lalu and Tejashwi Yadav were named in a corruption case by the CBI which searched their Patna home. The Yadavs have attributed the case to a get-even attempt by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who they allege is “scared” of their concerted opposition to him. Nitish Kumar said the defense didn’t wash, stressed that his “zero-tolerance to corruption” policy is unwavering, and amply hinted that Tejashwi Yadav should rise to the occasion by opting out of the government.
Today, Lalu Yadav’s party met and repeated that not only will Tejashwi Yadav remain in office, but that the Chief Minister’s suggestion of a public and detailed defense has not been accepted.
Statements from both sides today indicated the confrontation was past the point of rescue.
What is your view on Bihar politics comment below…