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.
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 government in Bihar instead of JD(U).
Meanwhile, 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.
Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Sushil Modi will be sworn in as Bihar’s deputy chief minister.
The newly formed government will be given a day’s time to prove their majority as the floor test is scheduled to take place tomorrow.
— ANI (@ANI_news) July 27, 2017
The news was confirmed after BJP’s Sushil Modi tweeted a picture of himself and Nitish Kumar, leaving the Governor’s residence after receiving an invitation to form the next government of Bihar.
On Wednesday evening, Bihar was caught up in one of the biggest political turmoil after CM Nitish Kumar had resigned from his post.
The resignation came in after the ‘mahagathbandhan’ partner, Lalu Prasad Yadav ruled out the resignation of his son Tejashwi Yadav who currently faces corruption charges.
The resignation which came in after a fight with ‘corruption’ drew praises from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Taking the fight to his twitter handle, Tejaswi Yadav tweeted, “Governor gave us the time of 11 AM and now suddenly has asked NDA for oath ceremony at 10 AM. Why so much hurry & rush Mr. Honest & Moral?”
Joining the league for Nitish Kumar’s move and Guv’s act, RJD handle tweeted, “A Governor should act as custodian of the constitution, not as Centre’s stooge. He can’t ignore single largest party & largest pre-poll alliance.”
The sudden end of the two-year Bihar alliance will considerably wind the attempt of the opposition to build a party front that is hoping to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from winning a second term in upcoming 2019 elections.