Setback to Bihar CM Manjhi, Nitish elected as Legislature Party Leader

Patna, Feb 07: JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar was unanimously elected  as the leader of the Legislature party paving the way for him to be the chief minister of Bihar replacing Jitam Ram Manjhi.

A total of 97 JDU MLAs were present at the Legislature party meeting today. Nitish has the support of 104 MLAs out of 111 JD(U) Members to be the chief minister of the state.

The outgoing CM Manjhi, who had written to the Governor Keshari Nath Tripathy recommending dissolution of Bihar Assembly, got the support from only seven members.

Earlier today, Manjhi had met Nitish at his residence and decided to resign from the CM post. But, later, he rebelled and refused to give up. However, with the party decision, he has to quit the post and hand it over to Nitish.

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