Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as the Bihar Chief Minister citing irreconcilable differences with ally RJD on the issue of corruption charges against his deputy Tejashwi Yadav. In a statement to the media after submitting his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, the Bihar chief minister said: “In the circumstances that prevail in Bihar, it became difficult to run the grand alliance government.”
The development throws the politics of Bihar into chaos with no party having a majority in the 243-member
Assembly. Kumar’s JD(U) has 71 seats, while RJD headed by Tejashwi Yadav’s father Lalu Prasad, has 80. The BJP has 53.