Patna, Feb 09: The political crisis in Bihar intensified as Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi refused to resign from post even after JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav asked him to quit. The defiant Manjhi said that the he was ready for floor test and he will resign if fails to get support from legislatures.
On the other hand, former chief minister Nitish Kumar is eagerly waiting to take over the charge after he was elected as the leader of the legislature party on Saturday. He got the support from 97 JD(U) MLAs at the meeting.
He claimed that he enjoys overwhelming support within his party to be the Chief Minister of the state replacing Manjhi.
With the support of 130 MLAs, Sharad Yadav along with leaders of JD(U) and its allies, met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Sunday and claimed that Nitish has support to be the CM.
Yesterday, Manjhi had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, however, the details about the meeting was not clear. He claimed that he discussed the NITI Aayog with the PM.
According to reports, Manjhi sought support from BJP to save his post in Bihar. Today, he is likely to approach RJD chief Laloo Yadav to have support from his party.
JD(U) supremo Sharad Yadav may take extreme step against Manjhi as he cannot upset Nitish. Today both Nitish and Manjhi will meet the Governor in this regard.
Commenting on the critical situation, BJP said that the JD(U) should be renamed as the party of Janata Dal Divided (JDD).