Nitish Kumar on Sunday resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar after he submitted the letter to Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar at the Raj Bhavan. He announced his decision to resign at the Janata Dal (United) legislative meeting this morning.
Speaking to reporters after handing over his resignation, Nitish Kumar said that he also asked the Governor to dissolve the Mahagathbandhan alliance in Bihar.
The leader of JD(U) said that things there were not “alright” in Mahagathbandhan coalition that comprises Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress, and three Left parties, and that he was forced to step down.
“I have not been commenting about anything for long now because things were not right (in the Mahagathbandhan alliance). I was getting opinions and suggestions from everyone, including my party workers. I listened to all of them and resigned today, and ended the current government.
Preparations are currently underway for Nitish Kumar’s swearing-in ceremony, which is expected to take place at 5 pm today.