Bihar’s ‘Mahagatbandhan’ Ends, Nitish Calls Work Environment Difficult


Patna: The dissonance in the Bihar politics came ostensibly to the fore-front when on Wednesday evening Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned from his post, thereby, ending the ‘mahagathbandhan’.

Nitish handed over his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and confirmed it to the media even as he emerged after meeting him.

“The Governor has accepted my resignation. I did everything a chief of a party in alliance should do. I myself have given away the post. Now, you will have to wait and see what happens next,” he said. “Lalu had told me to run the government that’s in this distress. I never asked for anybody’s resignation. I asked Lalu Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav to prove false the allegations slapped against them.”

“It had become difficult for me to work in this enviroment. When I sided by demonetisation, they alleged me of having an ulterior motive. People had started believing falsely-reported things,” he added.

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Nitish also said that he met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too before taking this decision.

“Before resigning, I had informed Laluji and Congress Bihar in-charge C.P. Joshi,” he said. “I am not blaming anyone. Those who want to blame me are free to do so,” he added.

Nitish also took a dig at Lalu Yadav and said, “Gandhiji always said needs can be met on the earth, but greed can never be fulfilled.”

The development came hours after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav earlier in the day took a jibe at Nitish Kumar, saying he was aware of his longtime friend’s party’s – Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) – growing bonhomie with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).