Nitish Kumar resigns as CM of Bihar, NDA to meet on Sunday
Patna : As a mandatory protocol of vacating the space for new CM to take over, Nitish Kumar tendered his resignation to the Governor Phagu Chauhan. The current tenure for Bihar legislative assembly will officially end on November 29. NDA allies are likely to meet on Sunday to decide the course of government formation in Bihar and also zero down to the name of new CM.
On Friday, in an informal meeting the four NDA constituents in Bihar — JD(U), BJP, HM and Vikassheel Insaan Party — decided that a joint meeting of the NDA legislature party will be held on Sunday where Nitish Kumar will be elected as the leader.
Despite winning 74 seats, 31 more than the JD(U), the BJP top leadership will keep Nitish Kumar at the helm. He was declared the alliance’s chief ministerial face before the election.
Speculation is rife that the BJP might push for an EBC or a Dalit as a Deputy CM. It is, however, not clear whether Sushil Kumar Modi will be replaced or there will be another deputy CM.