Nitish thanks PM Modi, vows to fight corruption

| Updated: Jul 27, 2017 20:47 IST

Patna (Bihar), July 27 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his wishes and promised that there will be no compromise on corruption. PM Modi congratulated Nitish and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who took oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar respectively on Thursday morning. Nitish Kumar further assured that now Bihar will go towards development with cooperation from centre. "Thank PM for wishes. There'll be no compromise on corruption; sure Bihar will go towards development with cooperation from centre," the Janata Dal (United) leader tweeted.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi took to twitter and wished, "Congratulations to NitishKumar ji & SushilModi ji. Looking forward to working together for Bihar's progress & prosperity." Bihar witnessed heated political environment 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 F.I.R. over the corruption charges. However, Tejashwi has put onus on Nitish and Bharatiya Janata Party (NJP) for the latest political development in the state. Tejashwi said that political vendetta against him exposed the Opposition's viciousness. "I delivered manifolds than what was expected of me. My performance perturbed our ally & BJP. 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)

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