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High Voltage drama in Bihar politics

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High Voltage drama in Bihar politics

 

People of Bihar have seen and analyzed high dramatic politics in last few decades, and one such has occurred yesterday. Nitish kumar, Chier minister of Bihar , first, submitted his dramatic resignation to the Governor on Wednesday evening on the grounds that he could no longer tolerate the presence of his deputy, Tejashwi Yadav, against whom there are serious allegations of corruption, and who had refused to resign on moral grounds.

 

Nitish kumar’s resignation torpedoed the so called grand alliance and allies Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress, and had set the stage for a new ruling partnership with Bharatiya Janata Party. His actions in recent months, supporting demonetization and his backing the BJP-led NDA’s presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, had already made the rest of the Opposition wary about his intentions. But the signs of a carefully plotted re-hitching with the BJP were virtually new at the time of resignation. The BJP took barely an hour after he resigned to proclaim it would tie up with him, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and Nitish Kumar exchanged warm tweets and by next morning, a new government was in place ahead of a trust vote. PM Modi immediately congratulated him for taking strict decision against corruption and destabilizing the so called grand alliance.

 

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar again became the chief minister of Bihar for the sixth time on Thursday  as he jilted an uncomfortable ally in th RJD and joined hands again with the BJP after four years, yet again demonstrating his political manoeuvrability.

 

On the oath ceremony, Mr. Nitish Kumar said “ They would have grown in stature had they explained, resigned… I heard the voice of my conscience and decided to pull myself out of this coalition. They have their way, I have mine. I will move consistently on mine. There was no way this could continue.”