On 26th July, late Wednesday evening Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Resigned from the post. Later, less than a day after resignation Kumar took an oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the sixth time on Thursday. Sushil Kumar Modi from BJP sworn in as the deputy chief minister.
Late on Wednesday Kumar met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi with NDA leaders and claim to form a new government with the support of 132 MLAs.
While Governor asked Kumar to prove his majority within two days of taking oath in the Assembly.
Nitish Kumar dumped the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ over the corruption charges against his RJD chief and Deputy Lalu Prasad Yadav’s younger son Tejasvi Yadav. Post Kumar’s resignation Yadav has begun mocking on Nitish Kumar saying that he, “”trusted Nitish blindly but got betrayal in return”.
When CBI Raids on the properties linked to Yadav family, it gave BJP hope of courting back to its old friend.
BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, have extensively worked with Nitish Kumar, kept close eyes on him watching his every move waiting to see if his former colleague breaks his silence on Mahagathbandhan.
“ In politics, there is no rest. We have exposed many things but I think, at least, 40 per cent still remains to be exposed. I know Lalu Prasad for the past 45 years; we were in the same university and students’ union. From the very beginning, corruption, criminals, anti-social elements… he feels much more comfortable in the company of such people. Nailing Lalu Prasad in a corruption case is not very difficult. He is very casual in his approach. Some people in the JD(U), who are in the present government, helped us with papers; also some bureaucrats. See, if people from inside the government do not help, so many things would not have been revealed” Sushil Kumar Modi Revealed.
Rabri Devi said, ‘Lalu treated Nitish as his younger brother. Gave him full freedom to run the government but Nitish backstabbed him.’ Taking a dig on Nitish Kumar Rabri Devi added ‘Nitish Kumar is a cheater, he betrayed us people of Bihar will teach Nitish lesson soon.’
Post Nitish Kumar dumped Mahagathbandhan with RJD and Congress, joined hands with BJP; Opposition is united in the fight against BJP. ‘I invite all political parties and leaders Mayawati, Akhilesh, Mamta Didi for the August 27 rally in Patna,’ said Lalu Yadav.