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Taking a pot shot at Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar, Congress on Thursday said that he should come back and be part of the grand alliance that the voters of state chose over Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP).

“Nitish ji should know that people of Bihar chose ‘maha gatbandhan’ over the BJP government; he should come back and be the part of grand alliance,” said Digvijay Singh.

Terming Nitish’s resignation as a disappointing step, senior leader and general secretary of Congress Digvijay Singh said, “Nitish’s step is disappointing. Was he not aware about Lalu ji and his family.”

Taking a dig at Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi for allowing Nitish Kumar to form government in the state, the senior Congress leader said that the Governor has “breached Sarkaria Commission and Supreme Court” by not keeping single largest party RJD over JD(U).

Digvijay said, “once again, the Governor of Bihar has breached the Sarkaria Commission and the Supreme Court of India.”

Taking his stand on the Bihar fiasco, Digjiay took to Twitter and said that despite being the single largest party in Bihar, RJD was not given an opportunity to claim government formation.

 

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Condemning BJP for offering to support Nitish Kumar, he said that the saffron party has no trust in the democracy of India.

Meanwhile, protesting the decision of Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to allow Nitish Kumar to form government in the state, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supporters have blocked Mahatma Gandhi Setu, connecting north Bihar with Patna.

The protests have led to the commotion as hundreds of vehicles are stuck in traffic jam in the area.

Protesting over Nitish Kumar’s resignation and his decision to form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), RJD supporters sat on a dharna demanding their party an opportunity to form government in Bihar.

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Last night, Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi invited Bihar deputy chief minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and five other RJD MLAs for discussion.

Speaking to the media, Tejashwi said that being the largest party, the RJD should have been invited to form the government in Bihar instead of JD(U).

A day after JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar orchestrated one of the biggest political slugfest in Bihar, the former state chief minister is all set to be sworn in as National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) Chief Minister today at 10 AM after he submitted a list of 132 supporting MLAs to Governor KN Tripathi on Wednesday.

First Published | 27 July 2017 9:54 AM
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