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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar resigns after JDU’s defeat in LS polls

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The Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar today resigned from his position taking responsibility of JDU’s massive defeat in LS polls

Nitish KumarPatna: The Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar today resigned from his position taking responsibility of JDU’s massive defeat in LS polls He has submitted his resignation to governor D Y Patil.

The Janata Dal-United won only two of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. In 2009, it won 20 seats when it was in alliance with the BJP.

His decision to part away from BJP while contesting these elections created much speculation and even experts were skeptical about JDU’s survival chances.

Not only BJP but LJP too demanded his resignation as a CM.

 “Nitish Kumar should resign soon on moral grounds after the major debacle of his party in the polls,” LJP parliamentary board chairman Chirag Paswan said. Actor-turned-politician Chirag is son of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan.

The resignation came just hours after LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan asserted that the Nitish Kumar government would fall within two to three months and mid-term assembly polls would be held in October-November this year.

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