Nitish Kumar resigns

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned on Saturday. Kumar’s JD(U) in power in Bihar won just two seats in the General Elections.

Kumar had ended his 17-year-old alliance with the BJP last year after Narendra Modi was announced as PM candidate.

The BJP won the elections with 282 seats.

Kumar had on Friday said, “I respect the mandate of the people.”

The resignation comes just hours after LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan asserted that the Nitish Kumar government would fall within two to three months and mid-term assembly polls would be held in October-November this year.

“Nitish Kumar government will not last long,” Paswan said had said on Friday after results of general elections were announced.

“Nitish Kumar should resign soon on moral grounds after the major debacle of his party in the polls,” LJP parliamentary board chairman Chirag Paswan had told mediapersons.

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