Failure of Nitish's zero tolerance policy in Bihar alliance made him resign: JD(U)

| Updated: Jul 28, 2017 00:03 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) on Thursday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had made an alliance in Bihar for zero tolerance, whose failure made him resign. "Nitish Kumar had made an alliance in Bihar for zero tolerance. This is Nitish Kumar's politics with a difference. He had said that if the RJD could not follow the path of zero tolerance, then he will resign and form a new government," JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar told ANI. He added that the Congress talks about corruption in Bihar meanwhile, its own leader Virbhadra Singh is facing corruption charges and is out on a bail. "Virbhadra Singh is out on bail now and is facing accusations of corruption. What happened to Rahul Gandhi's and Congress' morality of fighting against corruption?" Kumar questioned. Bihar saw a major midnight political drama soon after Nitish Kumar resigned on Wednesday as Bihar Chief Minister to protest against his Deputy and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Supremo Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav's stubbornness to stay in the Cabinet despite being named in an F.I.R. over the corruption charges. However, Tejashwi put the onus on Nitish and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the latest political development in the state. Tejashwi said that political vendetta against him exposed the Opposition's viciousness. "I delivered manifold than what was expected of me. My performance perturbed our ally and the BJP. The vendetta against me exposes their viciousness," he tweeted. The RJD on Thursday morning was forced to cancel its protest march to Raj Bhavan to oppose Kumar's swearing-in ceremony due to the probationary orders. (ANI)