Patna, May 18 ANI | 7 months ago

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) leader and former Deputy chief minister of Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday stated that in his meeting with Governor

Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil about the political instability existing in the state following Nitish Kumar's resignation as chief minister.

"We met the Governor and apprised the present political situation in Bihar. We have also stated that the present Government led by the JD-U is running a minority Government," Modi said.

Former Bihar Deputy chief minister also alleged that horse trading being used as a one of the tool used by the JD-U to save its Government in the state.

"Bihar is politically unstable right now, we spoke to the Governor about the horsetrading going on, which isnt good for Bihar," he said.

He sharply criticised JD-U for forging an alliance with the Congress and the RJD against whom it fought the Lok Sabha elections terming it unhealthy.

"The party which can seek an alliance with the Congress and the RJD against whom it formed the elections can go to any extent," Sushil Kumar Modi alleged.

He also sought for the Governor to personally use all his discretionary methods to ensure that this Government has numbers to continue in office "We have asked the Governor to ask the ruling coalition in the state to parade each of its MLA's and he must meet them personally and only when he has ascertained that this incumbent Government has enough support to run the Government only then they (JD-U) should be allowed to form the Government. Therefore, we have sought for a stable Government in Bihar."

Kumar, tendered his resignation on Saturday to Governor Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil after taking moral responsibility of defeat. Later, Patil accepted the resignation.

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)

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