Decision taken in interest of Bihar: Nitish Kumar after being sworn in as CM

Kumar resigned the post last night after a fall out with the alliance partner RJD over corruption charges against Lalu Yadav and some of his family members, including son Tejashwi, the then dy CM. 

Published: 27th July 2017 11:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2017 11:45 AM   |  A+A-

Nitish Kumar taking oath as the chief minister hours after resigning from the post in Patna on Thursday. (ANI)

By PTI

PATNA: The decision to part ways with the RJD and join hands with the BJP was taken in the interest of Bihar and will ensure development and justice for the state, Nitish Kumar today said after being sworn in as the chief minister.

Kumar resigned the post last night after a fall out with the alliance partner RJD over corruption charges against Lalu Yadav and some of his family members, including son Tejashwi, who was the then deputy CM.

"Whatever decision we have taken will be in the interest of Bihar and of its people. It will ensure development and justice. It will also ensure progress. This is a collective decision. I ensure that our commitment is towards the people of Bihar," Nitish Kumar told reporters.

Meanwhile, Sushil Kumar Modi after being sworn-in as the Bihar deputy CM told the reporters, "Development will be a priority, will take Bihar to greater height."

Kumar was worn in as the chief minister of the state along side senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who will be his deputy in the new government, at the Raj Bhawan in Patna.

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