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Politicians Take To Twitter To Mock Nitish Over Resignation

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| July 27 , 2017 , 17:11 IST

As Nitish Kumar in a surprise move, resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar to join forces with the BJP, politicians couldn’t stop themselves from going public with their views.

The Bihar Chief Minister on Wednesday had resigned as the Chief Minister of RJD-JDU-Congress alliance government in Bihar. Nitish resigned as the political crisis in Bihar gained heat with the RJD refusing Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav’s resignation after the CBI filed a corruption case against Lalu Prasad Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav and conducted raids on their residences.

His resignation came as a lurch for the ‘mahagathbandhan’ as the alliance shattered and the politicians turned on each other.

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First and foremost, the Prime Minister took to Twitter to congratulate the Bihar Chief Minister for taking this step against corruption. In a series of tweets, he said, “Congratulations to Nitish Kumar for joining the fight against corruption. 125 crore people of the country are supporting and welcoming your move. The country at this time needs to unite in the fight against corruption by overcoming the political differences for a bright future of the country and especially Bihar.”

Union Minister JP Nadda, briefing the media after BJP’s parliamentary committee meeting said, “BJP does not favour mid-term polls in Bihar. We welcome the battle against corruption in Bihar.”

Former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also mocked the JD(U) leader on the micro blogging site Twitter.

Lalu Yadav, on the other hand, blamed the BJP for instigating his resignation. Lalu raised a question that at the time of forming the alliance, did Nitish not know that he already had corruption allegations against him?

He also said that Nitish is following the same play as 2013 to secure himself in this shift.

The Congress, however, was the most disappointed with this hit on the opposition alliance this prior to the 2019 elections.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala released a press statement in a tweet expressing disappointment with the Bihar Chief Minister's decision.

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury asked who does Nitish’s resignation help in the time when atrocities against Dalits and minorities are rising. He also questioned where the BJP’s funds come from.

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also chimed in referring to Nitish’s decision saying that this is a time when people have to put either the nation or their party at stake.