Nitish Kumar Dumps BJP Again: Nitish Kumar has ended his alliance with the BJP in Bihar and is meeting the governor to resign from the chief minister’s post.
Nitish Kumar met his MLAs before coming to his decision to leave the BJP for the second time. “Expect explosive news,” a senior leader of his party told media ahead of the meeting.
Sources said that after meeting the governor to resign from the post of head of this government, Nitish Kumar will ask for a second appointment, for which he will be accompanied by Tejashwi Yadav.
The Bihar branch of BJP will hold a press conference today to address the issue of Nitish Kumar being dumped for the second time. Union minister Giriraj Singh told media, “We have always followed the alliance dharma.”
As Union minister Amit Shah has been working tirelessly to split the Janata Dal (United), tensions broke out between the two parties over concerns of Nitish Kumar. For this, Nitish Kumar blamed former leader of his own party RCP Singh for serving as Amit Shah’s proxy. RCP Singh quit JD(U) over the weekend as his party accused him of deep corruption.
Nitish Kumar Dumps BJP
In 2017, RCP Singh joined the Union Cabinet as a representative of Nitish Kumar’s party. The Chief Minister of Bihar was upset with the offer of only one cabinet post. Yesterday, his close aide said that RCP Singh had decided to join the Center on his own volition and informed Nitish Kumar that Amit Shah had said he was single-handedly acceptable as JDU’s representative in the cabinet. “Will Amit Shah decide our party’s affairs?” Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh said, who is the president of JDU.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal or RJD, the largest party in Bihar, also held a meeting today to discuss the Bihar crisis. Tejashwi Yadav is leading the party. The party is expected to formally announce its support for Nitish Kumar, reviving an earlier alliance with him (the partnership lasted less than three years). After that 32-year-old Tejashwi Yadav is expected to accompany Nitish Kumar in the meeting with the governor.
Till 2017, Tejashwi Yadav was a minister along with his brother in Nitish Kumar’s government, which had three components: JDU, Lalu Yadav’s party and Congress. Nitish Kumar broke the decades-old relationship with the BJP and formed an alliance with them.
But he accused Tejashwi Yadav and his brother of corruption and used that controversy to end his alliance with ‘secular’ parties and returned to the BJP.
The Congress has also started several meetings in Bihar to decide its stand on possible support to Nitish Kumar.
Nitish Kumar is reportedly convinced that Amit Shah wants to replicate the Maharashtra model in Bihar – Uddhav Thackeray was forced to step down as chief minister when a senior leader of his party, Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde, in partnership with the BJP had incited a huge rebellion . Eknath Shinde was awarded the post of Chief Minister of Maharashtra by BJP.