Janata Dal United chief Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as the CM of Bihar amid the prevailing tension in the Bihar Grand Alliance. He met the Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and submitted his resignation.

The Bihar CM’s resignation came an hour after the RJD chief Lalu Prasad said that his son and the Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav won’t resign from his post.

Before resigning, Nitish Kumar said he had informed Lalu Prasad and the Congress Bihar in charge CP Joshi about his decision. He also said that it had become impossible for him to work with the RJD chief as the gap between the parties was only widening.

Reacting to the news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Nitish Kumar for raising his voice against corruption.

“Congratulate Nitish Ji on joining fight against corruption. 125 crore people welcome and support this honesty,” PM Modi tweeted.

He also said that rising above political differences and work for the development of the country is the need of the hour.

“To rise above political differences & fight against corruption in country & in Bihar in particular, for development is need of the hour,” PM wrote in another tweet.

Meanwhile, a Parliamentary Board meeting has been called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to discuss the political crisis in Bihar.