Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has seen a major setback as it has lost power in Bihar after its ally in the state broke ranks to join the opposition.
According to media reports, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from the Janata Dal party has said that due to recommendations of his party members to exit the BJP coalition, he had resigned. He said that BJP had been trying to undermine his party.
Kumar said that his new alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal had a comfortable majority for the formation of a new government.
On the other side, BJP has claimed that Nitish Kumar had betrayed them and the people of Bihar.
BJP chief Sanjay Jaswal has said that he was sure that Bihar would teach Nitish Kumar a lesson, adding that BJP would continue fighting and do well in the 2024 elections. He also claimed that his party would win more than two-third of total seats in the next state elections.
Bihar is the third most populous state in India. It sends the fourth most number of elected lawmakers into the parliament.