Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as Chief Minister of Bihar bringing an end to the 20-month-old grand alliance in Bihar. He cited irreconcilable differences with ally RJD on the issue of corruption charges against his deputy Tejashwi Yadav.
After his resignation, political reactions have started pouring in on the issue with some suggesting Nitish to give his decision a second thought while others questioning his intentions behind the decision in a time when Dalits and minorities are being attacked.
Here is who said what:
Narendra Modi: Congratulation to Nitish Kumar for joining hands against corruption. 1.25 billion Citizens welcome and support your honesty.
भ्रष्टाचार के ख़िलाफ़ लड़ाई में जुड़ने के लिए नीतीश कुमार जी को बहुत-बहुत बधाई।
सवा सौ करोड़ नागरिक ईमानदारी का स्वागत और समर्थन कर रहे हैं
देश के, विशेष रूप से बिहार के उज्जवल भविष्य के लिए राजनीतिक मतभेदों से ऊपर उठकर भ्रष्टाचार के ख़िलाफ़ एक होकर लड़ना,आज देश और समय की माँग है
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2017
Sushil Kumar Modi: Have full faith in Nitish Kumar. Nityanand Rai Ji & I called Nitish Ji. BJP decides to support him, will support the govt formed under him. Will inform Guv also.
नीतीश कुमार ने लालू की बेनामी सम्पत्ति और करप्शन के मुद्दे पर घुटना नहीं टेका और इस्तीफ़ा दे दिया । अभिनंदन है !
— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) July 26, 2017
JP Nadda: BJP welcomes battle against corruption in Bihar. Not in favour of mid-term elections.
Randeep Surjewala: We are deeply disappointed by the news of Nitish Kumar's resignation. Congress respect Nitish Kumar as a leader. “Mahagathbandhan” was given a 5-year mandate by people of Bihar. We shall continue to strive the mandate given is fully respected.
Sitaram Yechury: A point to ponder. Bihar CM's resignation at this moment, when atrocities against Dalits and minorities are rising across India, helps whom?
A point to ponder. Bihar CM's resignation at this moment, when atrocities against Dalits and minorities are rising across India, helps whom?
— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) July 26, 2017
Omar Abdullah: In politics, there are no permanent friends & no permanent enemies, just marriages of convenience. Nitish ji went hammer & tongs against the same BJP in the assembly elections.