The Grand Alliance has broken in Bihar. Nitish Kumar resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar. The BJP is likely to give outside support to the JD(U). For a government to be formed in Bihar, the magic number is 122.
The writing was clear on the wall and Nitish Kumar who entered into an alliance with the RJD in Bihar walked out of it on Wednesday. The hopes of the opposition in India too come crashing down with this development.
On Wednesday a crisis erupted in Bihar when Nitish Kumar tendered his resignation as Chief Minister and broke the Grand Alliance with the RJD and Congress formed in 2015.
The crisis in the Grand Alliance at Bihar continued with there being no breakthrough in the talks between the JD(U) and RJD. The much hyped meeting between Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav yielded no results.
Is the ‘Grand Alliance’ in Bihar on the verge of a collapse. Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of the State is adamant that his deputy and Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejaswi put in his papers following the CBI raids.
The Grand Alliance in Bihar is on a shaky wicket. The Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar is likely to call on his deputy Tejashwi Prasad Yadav to resign. The decision is being taken following the CBI raids that were conducted at several locations including the residence of Tejaswhi who is the son of RJD chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader made it clear on Wednesday that he would back Ram Nath Kovind, the BJP’s candidate for the next President of India. The man who was one of the brains behind the Grand Alliance broke away from it when he made this announcement.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar continues to keep everyone guessing. While on one hand, he has been holding talks with some BJP leaders to return to the National Democratic Alliance fold, on the other, he speaks about a Bihar-styled coalition to fight the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Are we about to witness a grand alliance on the national front? With the Bharatiya Janata Party appearing to be unstoppable, the Congress said that it is exploring all options including a grand alliance to stop the BJP march.
The alliance is likely to take shape in the next year and would be ready for the 2019 general elections.