Nitish betrayed Bihar; we will challenge Governor’s decision in Supreme Court: Lalu


New Delhi: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday said he will appeal in the Supreme court against Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi’s decision to invite JD(U) president Nitish Kumar to form the government with support from the BJP.

Lalu argued that since RJD was the single largest party in Bihar, it should have been invited to form the government.

“We’re considering to appeal in Supreme court against Governor’s decision. We are taking legal advice and will move court after that,” Lalu said in a press conference after Nitish Kumar took oath as chief minister.

The RJD supremo launched a scathing attack on Nitish for his “betrayal” and called him an “opportunist” for joining the BJP camp to retain power in the state.

“On many occasions, Nitish met PM Modi, had lunch. The timing of whatever happened was already fixed. Nitish Kumar joined hands with BJP to ensure raids by CBI, ED on RJD leaders and to malign them,” Lalu said.

Earlier today, Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the chief minister of Bihar for the sixth time, a day after he resigned, dumped coalition partner Lalu Prasad’s RJD and joined hands with the opposition BJP to reclaim his post.

Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has asked Nitish to prove majority on the floor of the House on July 28.

Nitish had quit as chief minister on Wednesday after a fall out with alliance partner RJD over corruption charges against Lalu Yadav and some of his family members, including son Tejashwi, who was the deputy CM in the previous dispensation.


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