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Updated January 28th, 2024 at 20:29 IST

Only Development in Bihar: Chirag's Reply to Tejashwi's 'Let The Games Begin' Jibe

Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan expressed his concerns, stating, "I hope Bihar does not remain entangled only in ‘Khela’ (game)."

Isha Bhandari
Bihar Political Crisis: Chirag Paswan Replies to Tejashwi Yadav’s ‘Khela’ Jibe
Bihar Political Crisis: Chirag Paswan Replies to Tejashwi Yadav’s ‘Khela’ Jibe | Image:PTI
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New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing political turmoil in Bihar, tensions soared as Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Tejashwi Yadav, asserted on Sunday that the real political game is yet to unfold in Bihar. 

"It seems we made a tired CM (chief minister) work. The game is not over yet," Tejashwi Yadav, the son of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav, told reporters on Sunday. 

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In response to Tejashwi Yadav's remarks, Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan expressed his concerns, stating, "I hope Bihar does not remain entangled only in ‘Khela’ (game); let there be some work as well." 

This statement comes in the wake of Nitish Kumar's departure from the Mahagathbandhan, subsequently swearing in as the chief minister of the JD(U)-BJP government.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday submitted his resignation to Governor Rajendra V Arlekar on Sunday, triggering protests and significant political realignments. Protestors performed a mock funeral procession for Nitish Kumar

RJD leaders protesting against Nitish Kumar in Raghopur, expressed discontent over the abrupt shift in alliances. 

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Nitish Kumar’s Exit as Bihar Chief Minister 

Bihar Governor Rajendra Arlekar accepted Nitish Kumar's resignation, appointing him as the caretaker CM until a new government is formed.

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Accompanied by senior JD(U) minister Bijendra Yadav, Nitish Kumar, in his fifth political flip-flop in a decade, exited the alliance with Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rastriya Janata Dal (RJD). 

Subsequently, Nitish Kumar staked a claim to form a new government with the support of his former ally, the BJP.

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"I have resigned as Chief Minister and ended this government," Nitish Kumar explained to reporters, citing difficulties in working with the alliance. 

Nitish Kumar referenced the INDI alliance and criticized its effectiveness, signaling a setback for the Opposition bloc ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

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Congress Reacts to Nitish Kumar’s Exit 

Nitish Kumar's decision drew swift reactions, with Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge acknowledging the expected move and remarking, “There are many people in the country like 'Aaya Ram-Gaya Ram'.”

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The BJP, which had previously closed its doors to Nitish Kumar, reversed its stance, with BJP MLAs unanimously backing the proposal for a BJP-JDU government. 

 

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Published January 28th, 2024 at 20:29 IST

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