26 July, New Delhi
The Janata Dal United today said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was ‘compelled to quit’ because of the ”uncooperative” attitude of the alliance partners.
Kumar decided to resign, as he has always taken a principled stand against corruption, and there has been a campaign going on against him ever since he supported demonetisation, JDU spokesperson KC Tyagi said here.
He said ”after various corruption charges and reports against the Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashvi Yadav, we expected his resignation and had he been a JDU leader, he would have been sacked by now.”
However, the RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has ruled out the idea of resignation of his son and deputy CM Bihar Tejashvi Yadav.
Due to these circumstances, and the attitude of alliance partners, Nitish Kumar had to go ahead with this step, as he has always stood against corruption.