Nitish Kumar turns down Prashant Kishor's offer to resign
Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday turned down Prashant Kishor's offer to resign after his much publicized support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), said a media report.
Kishor was seen avoiding questions on his resignation after he walked out of a two-hour long meeting with the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
"I met CM and put my views before the party national president and explained how the amended citizenships Act and the NRC together would be disastrous for the country. I stand by my statement. Now, a decision has to be taken by Nitish Kumar," Kishor said.
According to sources, Nitish Kumar said that his party will not implement the NRC in Bihar.
Kishor had posted a series of anti- CAB tweets suggesting Nitish Kumar made a mistake by supporting the BJP on the bill leading to party’s embarrassment and calls for his ouster. Kishor, however, said he was not shaken by the demands and utterances of party leaders.
JD(U) national general secretary R C P Singh, who is close to Nitish, had lambasted Kishor’s utterances and called him a leader recruited “on compassionate grounds”.