State unit of Bihar BJP meets Governor following Nitish Kumar's resignation as CM
A delegation of the state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar, led by BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi and several others met the Bihar Governor , Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil , in the backdrop of volatile situation arising with the sudden resignation of Nitish Kumar as chief minister.
It is widely believed that the BJP delegation discussed the current political situation in the state.
Kumar, tendered his resignation on Saturday to Governor Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil after taking moral responsibility of defeat. Later, Patil accepted the resignation.
The JD-U members staged a demonstration urging Kumar to assume his office.
Kumar has not recommended dissolution of the assembly, this leaving a window for formation of a new government, if any other party cobbles up majority in the 243-member house. The JD-U legislators will meet on Sunday evening to elect their new leader.
The JD-U won only two parliamentary seats out of 40 in Bihar while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) cornered 31 seats.Modi's BJP won 282 seats, 10 more than the majority required to rule.
With its allied parties, in the recently concluded general elections paving for a comfortable tally of around 337 - the clearest result since the 1984 assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi propelled her son Rajiv to office.
(Posted on 19-05-2014)