Patna: Jitan Ram Manjhi, at a press conference on Friday, said that he resigned as the Bihar CM because of the threats he and his ministers were receiving. He also said that the post of the Chief Minister was not respected by the Bihar Speaker.
BJP MLAs staged a protest over Manjhi’s resignation outside the Bihar Assembly. BJP leaders also accused Nitish Kumar of insulting the Mahadalit community. “Nitish has to explain why Manjhi was made the CM earlier. Bihar people know that Nitish Kumar is interested only about his own selfish needs. To save his shinking ship, he did this,” said Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas.