26 July, Patna
In a new development following resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar this evening, the BJP announced its decision to support Kumar to form the next government in Bihar.
Leader of BJP Legislature Party and former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi announced here that his party would support Mr Kumar to form the next government.
Kumar had taken a bold step to snap ties with the Grand Alliance in his fight against corruption, and the BJP welcomed his decision, he added.
” I have talked to Kumar over phone and he accepted the offer of the BJP, ” Modi said adding the Central leadership of the BJP had been informed about the prevailing political situation in the state, and the decision to extend support to Kumar was taken by the party high-command.