Nitish Kumar resigned citing irreconcilable differences with ally RJD on the issue of corruption charges against his deputy Tejashwi Yadav.
Immediately after Kumar announced his resignation, Modi tweeted: “Congratulations! Mr Nitish Kumar for joining the fight against corruption.”
“1.25 crore people are welcoming and supporting his honesty,” he said in a series of tweets.
“For the bright future of the country, and especially Bihar, it is the need of the hour to rise above political differences and join the fight against corruption,” Modi said.
On Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Nitish Kumar for joining the movement against corruption.
To rise above political differences and fight against corruption in the country and in Bihar in particular, for development is need of the hour, said PM Modi.
To rise above political differences & fight against corruption in country & in Bihar in particular, for development is need of the hour: PM pic.twitter.com/QtX5d4YR8M— ANI (@ANI_news) July 26, 2017
Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as chief minister, citing differences with ally RJD over corruption charges against Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, son of Lalu Prasad.
The sudden 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.