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Nitish Kumar's supporters blame Sharad Yadav for his resignation, protest outside his house

Sunday, 18 May 2014 - 3:15pm IST | Place: Patna | Agency: PTI

JD(U) President Sharad Yadav faced protest from party supporters assembled outside Nitish Kumar's residence here for allegedly being behind Kumar's resignation as the chief minister.

The agitated supporters who had assembled at Kumar's residence to press him to continue as Bihar chief minister gheraoed Yadav's car and banged it while he was on way to 1, Anne Marg residence of the chief minister here to meet him. Yadav was on way to Kumar's residence from the state guest house where he is putting up after arriving from New Delhi for the crucial JD(U) Legislature party meeting at 4 pm today when he faced the protestors.

Later, the JD(U) President's car was escorted inside Kumar's official residence by security personnel.

The protestors accused Yadav of being behind the resignation of Nitish Kumar in the wake of severe drubbing the JD(U) suffered in the general elections. JD(U) could win only two seats out of the total 40 seats in Bihar and Sharad Yadav himself lost to RJD's Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav by over 56,000 votes in Madhepura.

Yadav (Sharad) went to Kumar's residence shortly after senior minister Narendra Singh arrived at Kumar's house after meeting the JD(U) President at the state guest house.

Singh, who is senior minister in Nitish Kumar Cabinet, and is being talked about as Kumar's replacement, dismissed the report. "I am in no race for the CM's chair," Singh told reporters emerging after meeting with Yadav. "I will bring a proposal at JD(U) Legislature party meeting today for Nitish Kumar to continue as CM," he said.

Asked whether Kumar has dismissed continuing as CM, Singh said he would be asked to reconsider it in view of strong wish of party legislators. 




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