Patna, January 28, 2024 — Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar, officially resigned from his position today. This move follows days of speculation regarding his potential political realignment, aiming to rekindle an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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Patna, 05:22 PM : BJP leaders Samrat Choudhary, Vijay Kumar Sinha take oath as ministers.
Patna, 05:08 PM : Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for the 9th time after he along with his party joined the BJP-led NDA bloc.
Patna, 01:31 PM : Lalu did not yield to the BJP, and Tejaswi will not succumb either. We’re ready to fight the Lok Sabha elections with full force.
जनता जनार्दन के बीच जाएंगे— Rohini Acharya (@RohiniAcharya2) January 28, 2024
खुद के साथ – साथ बिहार का हौसला भी बढ़ाएंगे🙏 pic.twitter.com/iNRQBqSRZM
Patna, 01:15 PM : This alliance won’t last for too long : Prashant Kishore
Patna, 12.50 PM : Nitish Kumar submits BJP’s letter of support to Governor Rajendra Arlekar, Governor accepts the letter. Current stats look like this in Bihar Vidhan Sabha.
Patna, 12.50 PM : Ravi Shankar Prasad destroys INDI Alliance, says there is no vacancy for the Prime Ministerial post
On INDIA alliance and Bihar political situation, BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad says, ” If the main man (Nitish Kumar) behind this alliance says so, then there was no future (for INDIA alliance). There is no vacancy for the Prime Ministerial post. BJP will have a historic win in Lok Sabha polls and in Bihar we will win the whole 40 seats”
#WATCH | On INDIA alliance and Bihar political situation, BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad says, " If the main man (Nitish Kumar) behind this alliance says so, then there was no future (for INDIA alliance). There is no vacancy for the Prime Ministerial post. BJP will have a historic… pic.twitter.com/fdaCiw270B— ANI (@ANI) January 28, 2024
Patna, 12.44 PM : Nitish Kumar has handed over the Government Formation Claim to the Governor.
Following his resignation as Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar is once again heading to the Governor’s House. He is joined by Bihar BJP Chief Samrat Chaudhary and the Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly, Vijay Sinha.
Patna, 12.34 PM : Nitish Kumar selected as the leader of MLAs
Patna, 12.33 PM : Aaya Ram-Gaya Ram : Mallikarjun Kharge On Nitish Kumar’s Politican Summersault
देश में 'आया राम-गया राम' जैसे कई लोग हैं।— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) January 28, 2024
पहले वो और हम मिलकर लड़ रहे थे। जब मैंने लालू जी और तेजश्वी जी से बात की तो उन्होंने भी कहा कि नीतीश जा रहे हैं।
अगर वह रुकना चाहता तो रुक जाता लेकिन वह जाना चाहता है। इसलिए ये बात हमें पहले से ही पता थी, लेकिन इंडिया गठबंधन को… pic.twitter.com/pgjCISOFuV
Patna, 12.32 PM : Tej Pratap Yadav has a message for JDU through bit of a poetry.
जब भाव न जागा भावों में,— Tej Pratap Yadav (@TejYadav14) January 28, 2024
उस भावों का कोई भाव नहीं,
ऐसी भावों का कोई स्थान नहीं,
जिनका भाव नहीं अपनों की भावों में,
कहाँ रखी है भाव तेरी, जिनका ख़्याल तेरी भावों में,
बस सत्ता का ख़्याल है तेरी भावों में,
अपनों के भावों का क्या हुआ।
तेरा अंत होगा और अंत होगा तेरी भावों का, कोई…
Patna, 12.28 PM : The primary reason for the breakup is the lackluster attitude of Rahul Gandhi-led INDI Alliance. – KC Tyagi
Patna, 12.19 PM : JP Nadda To Reach Patna, Take part In Swearing-In Ceremony, Say Sources
BJP President JP Nadda will reach Patna around 4.45 pm to take part in Nitish Kumar’s swearing-in ceremony. Possibility of Amit Shah’s presence is yet to be confirmed.
Patna, 12.17 PM : BJP’s Samrat Chaudhary, Vijay Sinha To Be Bihar Deputy Chief Ministers: Sources
Nitish Kumar to get two Deputy Chief Ministers from BJP, sources said. Samrat Chaudhary and Vijay Sinha will be his deputies, they added.
Patna, 12.15 PM
All BJP MLAs have arrived at CM’s residence.
Resignation and Political Shift
Mr. Kumar tendered his resignation at 11 am at the governor’s office after holding discussions with members of his party, Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)). This departure from the 28-party Opposition bloc INDIA indicates his intention to forge a coalition with the BJP. Prior to his resignation, the Chief Minister convened a meeting with JD(U) MLAs at his official residence, fueling speculation about the political developments.
Seat-Sharing Agreement and Future Plans
In addition to his resignation, the BJP and JD(U) have reportedly finalized a seat-sharing agreement for the upcoming Lok Sabha election, scheduled to take place in three months. This collaborative effort signifies a strengthened alliance between the two political entities, as all BJP MLAs in Bihar have already pledged their support to Nitish Kumar.
NDA MLAs Meeting and Strategy Discussion
Following Nitish Kumar’s resignation, a meeting of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) MLAs is scheduled at his residence at 10 am. This gathering aims to chart the course of action in the wake of the recent political developments. Simultaneously, BJP MLAs and MPs held a meeting at the party office in Patna at 10 am to strategize on the unfolding situation.
BJP President JP Nadda, along with other key party leaders, is expected to arrive in Patna via a special charter flight at 3 pm today. This high-level meeting will likely delve into the intricacies of the emerging political landscape in Bihar.
As the state witnesses these rapid political changes, the coming days are poised to be crucial for Bihar, with potential ramifications on the national political scenario. Stay tuned for further updates on this evolving political saga.