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PM Narendra Modi congratulates Nitish Kumar after resignation as Bihar CM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Nitish Kumar for "joining the fight against corruption," soon after his resignation.

Written by: India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: July 26, 2017 19:44 IST ]
Modi congratulates Nitish for 'joining the fight against
Modi congratulates Nitish for 'joining the fight against corruption'

Minutes after the resignation of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to congratulated the Janata Dal(United) chief for "joining the fight against corruption." Immediately after Kumar submitted his resignation to Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, Modi tweeted: "Congratulations to Nitish Kumar ji for joining the fight against corruption. 125 crore people are welcoming and supporting the honesty." 

"It is the need of the hour to rise above political differences to unite and fight against corruption for the bright future of the country and Bihar," Modi said. 

 

Kumar today resigned as chief minister, citing differences with ally RJD over corruption charges against Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, son of Lalu Prasad.

Also Read: Bihar Crisis LIVE: Minutes after Nitish quits, PM Modi congratulates him for 'joining fight against corruption'

 

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