Nitish Kumar's resignation ends Bihar's two-year Grand Alliance.
Nitish Kumar, who quit as the Bihar Chief Minister on Wednesday evening, will take oath at 10 am today, this time with the support of the BJP. Sushil Modi, BJP's senior-most leader in Bihar will be his deputy. Mr Kumar's decision to quit the 'Grand Alliance' in Bihar came after Lalu Yadav reiterated that his son, Tejashwi, would not quit as No 2 in the government despite being caught in a corruption scandal.
Here are the live updates of this big political story
Tejashwi Yadav asks Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to stop the swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar.
- The governor should stall the swearing-in and give us a chance to prove majority
- Each development seemed planned it was all pre-decided. Why was everything so rushed?
- In spite of their vote in Presidential election in favor of NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind we didn't say anything as we wanted Grand Alliance to continue
Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi invites Tejashwi Yadav and 5 RJD MLAs for discussion: ANI news agency
Being the largest party we should have been invited to form the government in Bihar, says Tejashwi Yadav
Tejashwi Yadav, along with nearly 100 others, begins march to Raj Bhawan
Nitish Kumar will take oath as Bihar Chief Minister today at 10 am along with Sushil Modi as his Deputy. The rest of the cabinet will take oath after vote of confidence.
BREAKING NEWS: Nitish Kumar to take oath as Chief Minister of Bihar tomorrow after he quit from the post on Wednesday evening.
Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD senior leader Rabri Devi with party MLAs watching TV after Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar Chief Minister in Patna on Wednesday. (Photo:PTI)
BJP's JP Nadda and Sanjay Mayukh to visit Patna tomorrow.
BJP leaders met in Delhi and Patna and agreed that the party will support Nitish Kumar, ensuring he wins a trust vote on Friday, and they will together run a new government.
JUST IN: BJP leader Sushil Modi says will offer support to government formed under Nitish Kumar, will inform the Governor
Whole heartedly thank PM Modi for response through his tweet about our decision, tweets Nitish Kumar
Earlier today, after a meeting with the 80 legislators of his party, Lalu Yadav, seated next to wife and politician RAbri Devi, announced that their son, Tejashwi, would not quit as Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar despite being named in a corruption case filed earlier this month by the CBI.
Nitish Kumar didn't ask for any resignation, says Lalu Prasad Yadav.
(Nitish Kumar had said that he had informed Laluji and Congress Bihar incharge CP Joshi before resigning)
Not In Favour Of Mid-Term Elections In Bihar: BJP's Sushil Modi
Soon after Nitish Kumar stepped down as Bihar Chief Minister, BJP chief Amit Shah phoned Sushil Modi, his party's most senior leader in the state.
Three member committee has been constituted for making the future plan of action.
We are happy that Bihar Chief Minister didn't compromise on issue of corruption and did not kneel down before RJD (Lalu's party).
Top leaders of the BJP are meeting tonight in Delhi to decide whether to support Nitish Kumar, with his resignation effectively ending his mahagathbandan or grand alliance, which included Lalu Yadav's RJD and the Congress.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Nitish Kumar for his move and tweeted in support of the 66-year-old leader "joining the fight against corruption".
Nitish Kumar met the Bihar Governor this evening to submit his resignation
End Of Mahagathbandhan
Nitish Kumar's resignation ends the two-year-long political experiment that was branded as a game-changing Maha-gathbandhan or Grand Alliance which included his party, Lalu Yadav and the Congress.
After resigning as Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar said it had become impossible for him to function in the coalition government he had formed two years ago with Lalu Yadav and the Congress. "My conscience pricked me, there was no other way," he said in comments that were immediately welcomed by the BJP.
Nitish Kumar Resigns As Bihar Chief Minister, Says 'Conscience Pricked Me'
Nitish Kumar has quit as Chief Minister of Bihar, ending the two-year-long political experiment that was branded as a game-changing Maha-gathbandhan or Grand Alliance which included his party, Lalu Yadav and the Congress. This evening, Mr Kumar met with Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to deliver his resignation.