New Delhi, Feb. 8: The political crisis today reached the boiling point with Bihar Chief minister Jeetan Ram Manjhi blocking his predecessor Nitish Kumar’s latest move to unseat him and once more assume office as chief minister, by asserting: “I am still very much the chief minister.”
Talking to media-persons here after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Manji launched a scathing attack on Nitish by observing that he cannot live without power.
Casting aspersions on the former chief Minister, Manji said he had thought that as a “Mahadalit I would be a rubber-stamp.’
Regarding the JD(U) Legislature party meeting called by party chief Sharad Yadav yesterday which concluded with the election of Nitish as leader, Manjhi said a roadside meeting has no constitutional validity. He went on the elaborate his stand saying that that the budget session of the State Assembly has already been called and the House is meeting on February 20. “I have also given a notice to seek confidence on the floor of the House,” he said adding “I will step down if i lose the trust of majority of MLAs.” He furtehr said that he is ready to take support of BJP, or anyone else, including RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav for the cause of Bihar’s development and welfare of Dalits.