Nitish Kumar follow Arvind Kejriwal’s footsteps, admits of committing ‘mistake’ by resigning as Bihar CM, apologizes

| Friday, February 20, 2015 - 16:25
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PATNA: In a possible act of following the footsteps of current Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who had resigned last year from the post after being in power for 49 days and later apologized for his action, the Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar has also admitted that it was his mistake to step down as the Bihar Chief Minister and apologized to the people for the it.

After meeting the Bihar Governor, Nitish Kumar addressed a press conference on Friday in Patna and said, “I accept my mistake for stepping down as CM. I seek apology with folded hands from people of Bihar for this mistake.”

He further stated that has was waiting to hear from the Governor to invite him for forming the government in Bihar as JD(U) has already staked claims to form the government.

The former Chief Minister of Bihar slammed both Jitan Ram Manjhi who hours before floor test resigned from his post of Bihar Chief Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“The game plan of BJP has failed and the party stands exposed,” he said adding that this is probably the first time that just 30 minutes ahead of the floor test, a CM has resigned from his post.

Kumar claimed that Manjhi was seeking support from BJP and the saffron party tried its best to violate the anti-defection law. “They used the ‘jugaad technology’ instead of Constitution,” he said alleging that the entire drama was scripted by the BJP.

Rubbishing Manjhi’s remarks, Kumar also clarified that he has never interfered in the government and its processes. “As alleged by Manjhi, I want to clarify that I have never interfered in the government,” Kumar said.

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