Nitish resignation drama: Leader may reconsider decision; how politicians react

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Patna, May 19: Left red-faced after poll defeat, Bihar Chief Minister submitted his resignation, just a day after the poll results. However, the decision by JD(U) leader was postponed till today as the party workers unanimously echoed that the state would not progress without him.

"Haven't accepted Nitish's resignation. Without him, the state won't progress," JD(U) leader Sanjay Singh said soon after the party meet at Nitish Kumar's residence. Meanwhile, Nitish has sought for a day's time to rethink his decision. As per reports, JD(U) MLAs have refused to accept no one else at the top.

Meanwhile, JD(U) Chief Sharad Yadav said that Nitish Kumar's decision to resign was final and the party stood by his decision. New leader will be elected soon, he said.

A meeting will be conducted tomorrow again to take a final decision over the issue. JD(U) leader Neeraj Kumar said, "We want Nitish Kumar to continue as the CM, he has worked in Bihar," JD(U) leader Neeraj Kumar said.

Moreover, protests were staged by JD(U) party workers, accusing Sharad Yadav for being the reason behind Kumar's resignation.

Meanwhile, political parties have strongly criticized Nitish for shirking his role as the leader of the party. Some have even gone to the extent of calling the entire issue a 'drama'.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Bihar wont develop under Nitish Kumar, a new leadership is required: Ashwini Chaubey, BJP <a href="http://t.co/VHPzPHUKA3">pic.twitter.com/VHPzPHUKA3</a></p>— ANI (@ANI_news) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/statuses/468266643852767233">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Nitish ji has no moral responsibility, he resigned thrice under Atal ji's tenure: Rameshwar Chaurasia, BJP <a href="http://t.co/v4rxdPW6tG">pic.twitter.com/v4rxdPW6tG</a></p>— ANI (@ANI_news) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/statuses/468240711729438721">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>He (Nitish Kumar) should work for Bihar’s development not this “nautanki”, this is unfair to the people of Bihar: Rameshwar Chaurasia, BJP</p>— ANI (@ANI_news) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/statuses/468240815723012097">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>This was a political drama, now people of Bihar have to decide what they want: CP Thakur (BJP) on Bihar Politics <a href="http://t.co/PGlUIMBa6v">pic.twitter.com/PGlUIMBa6v</a></p>— ANI (@ANI_news) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/statuses/468243119406731265">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>This is a high voltage political drama. Nitish Kumar can join hands with anyone for power, that’s why he had joined Cong: Giriraj Singh</p>— ANI (@ANI_news) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/statuses/468245117518618624">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>This political drama was to divert the rift in their party (JDU): Nand Kishore Yadav on Bihar politics <a href="http://t.co/6g7CwDOUhU">pic.twitter.com/6g7CwDOUhU</a></p>— ANI (@ANI_news) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/statuses/468251864023052288">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>This is JDU's internal matter, once it clears up we will decide what role to play: Manoj Jha, RJD <a href="http://t.co/kEHwQ6oFxk">pic.twitter.com/kEHwQ6oFxk</a></p>— ANI (@ANI_news) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/statuses/468255482537201664">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Nitish Kumar ji bahut bade draamabaaz hain, ek game plan karke istifeh ka natak kiya hai: Ram Kripal Yadav <a href="http://t.co/s6oLG3EYZP">pic.twitter.com/s6oLG3EYZP</a></p>— ANI (@ANI_news) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/statuses/468259809473474560">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>If Nitish Kumar resigned on a moral ground, moral ground doesn’t shift in a day: Ravindra Rai <a href="http://t.co/29bRnDjDAv">pic.twitter.com/29bRnDjDAv</a></p>— ANI (@ANI_news) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/statuses/468264239434452993">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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