Patna: Before Nitish Kumar resigned, he called RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav about 10 minutes before resignation. According to sources, Nitish had said, “Lalu Ji, forgive me, but after running the government for 20 months, I can not do it anymore, I am going to quit my post.” However, Lalu had asked him to consider his decision.
After about half an hour, news has been broadcast on all the news channels that Nitish Kumar has broken relations with Lalu and Congress. Later, the picture emerged that JDU, with the help of BJP, is going to form the government.
On Friday, the new government of NDA in Bihar acquired a majority in the assembly. In favor of Nitish, 131 votes and 108 votes in the opposition. RJD walkout from the House and the proceedings of the House have been postponed. Nitish Kumar has repeatedly said that what he did for Bihar.
Read what Nitish Kumar Further said : it’s Amazing
Now there will be only one government in the state and the center.Don’t have politics to make money. Do not teach me the lessons of secularism. If forced me, I would show the mirror. These people are people who live in ego and delusion.
Earlier on July 26, Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar Chief Minister citing political differences with Lalu Prasad Yadav led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), over corruption charges against the RJD supremo’s son Tejashwi Yadav. On Thursday, he took oath as Bihar CM for the sixth time, marking a historic transition of the state from a Grand Alliance government to an NDA regime.
After Mr Modi collected a whopping victory, Nitish Kumar realised that in the election for Bihar’s government, he needed to club with parties whose support groups could combine with his to block the PM from delivering Bihar to the BJP. Enter the “Grand Alliance” which saw the Congress and Lalu Yadav co-signing with Nitish Kumar.
The strategy proved skilful and Nitish Kumar returned for a third successive term as Chief Minister, inspiring the opposition to consider a similar Maha-Gatbandhan or interlinking for the 2019 election as the only possible impediment to Mr Modi’s re-election, especially after his dazzling sweep of Uttar Pradesh in March this year.
Sources close to Lalu Yadav say that the early signs of Nitish Kumar growing restive with their collaboration came in May when the Chief Minister took his time to accept an invitation to Lalu Yadav’s plan for an August rally against PM Modi to be held in Patna. Other opposition leaders including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said they would be there. The Chief Minister was circumspect about his attendance which meant that the posters and other publicity material annoying the event could not list him. A few weeks later, Nitish Kumar said he would show up.
Prior to this, Nitish Kumar had submitted a letter of support to 132 MLAs to the Governor along with BJP leaders on Wednesday night, in which JDU 71, BJP 53, Upendra Kushwaha’s National Lok Samata Party 2, BJP 2, Jitan Ram Manjhi The party consists of 1 and 3 independents of ‘us’.