Nitish Kumar Resigns As Bihar Chief Minister, Breaks Alliance With BJP

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today resigned as the chief minister, hours after ending his alliance with BJP in the state. Earlier today, he held a meeting with all Janata Dal (United) MLAs about the break-up with the BJP.

All MLAs and MPs of the party supported Mr Kumar’s decision and said that they were with him. They also asserted that they will continue to support Nitish Kumar in his decision.

The tension between the two parties hit breakpoint over Nitish Kumar’s concerns that Union Minister Amit Shah is working relentlessly to split the Janata Dal (United). To this end, Nitish Kumar blames RCP Singh, a former leader from his own party, for serving as Amit Shah’s proxy. RCP Singh quit the JDU on the weekend after his party accused him of deep corruption.