Nitish Kumar resigns as Chief Minister of Bihar


Patna, July 26

Nitish Kumar resigned as Chief Minister of Bihar on Wednesday. Speaking to the media after submitting his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, Nitish said, “It’s not possible to work in this environment, I tried. Tried to find out a solution.”The ties between grand alliance partners — JD (U) and RJD — were strained in the wake of CBI FIR against Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav. Earlier in the day, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav ruled out resignation by Tejaswi Yadav. Nitish, however, said he did not ask anyone to resign, but only sought a clarification.”The Governor has accepted my resignation, and asked me to continue working till the next development,” Nitish said.”Before resigning, I had informed Laluji and Congress Bihar incharge CP Joshi.” Nitish added, “Gandhiji always said needs can be met on the earth, but greed can never be fulfilled.”  — Agencies