The NDA government in Bihar has fallen with the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who will now be sworn-in as Chief Minister and head the new Grand Alliance on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met the Governor and submitted his resignation that was immediately accepted by the Governor, who gave time for the oath ceremony on Wednesday. Nitish Kumar, who submitted a list of 164 MLAs to the governor and staked claim to form a new government, will take oath as the Chief Minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav as the Deputy Chief Minister.
After meeting the Governor, Nitish, who was also joined by Tejaswi Yadav, told medipersons that here are seven parties including 164 MLAs along with an Independent in the “Mahagathbandahan” (grand alliance ).
Earlier, Janata Dal United (JDU) President Lalan Singh and JDU Parliamentary Board President Upendra Kushwaha had announced that JDU would join a new alliance.
With the severing of ties between BJP and JDU in Bihar, the BJP has gone on the offensive against Nitish. Union Minister and former National President of JDU, RCP Singh has also accused Nitish Kumar of betraying the mandate. RCP Singh tweeted that the mandate of 2020 given by the people of Bihar in favour of NDA has been betrayed.