New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday said it is against mid-term polls in Bihar where Nitish Kumar resigned as chief minister citing differences with ally RJD over corruption.
Emerging from the meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders, senior party leader JP Nadda said the board is against mid-term polls in the state.
He also said a three-member panel has been formed in Bihar to talk to BJP MLAs and report to the leadership to help it take a final call.
Senior party leader Sushil Modi too said that, "We are happy that Nitish Kumar did not compromise on the issue of corruption and did not bow down to the RJD. The BJP is not in favour of mid-term polls and wants that all MLAs complete their term," he told reporters.
Kumar quit as the chief minister of Bihar on Wednesday evening and addressing a press conference after submitting his resignation letter to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, he said, “It had become difficult for me to work in this environment. When I sided by demonetisation, they alleged me of having an ulterior motive. People had started believing falsely-reported things”.
Rift had developed between the two allies, RJD and JD(U), had grown as Kumar was facing increasing pressure to oust Tejaswi from the cabinet after charges of corruption were proved against him.
The CBI registered a corruption case against Lalu, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejaswi on allegations of awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006.
The RJD supremo, however, has refuted the allegations against him and called it a political conspiracy hatched by the BJP....