The ruling JD (U) party in Bihar could manage to win only two seats of out of the total 40 in the state.

According to reports, Kumar has submitted his resignation to Bihar Governor Dr. Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil.

The senior JD (U) leader has also recommended termination of the Bihar Assembly as his government is in minority and was surviving on the support of Congress, Communist Party of India and Independent MLAs.

The Bihar Chief Minister is expected to address the media at 5 pm.

There have been rumours that various JD (U) leaders, including sitting MLAs in the Bihar Assembly, have expressed their resentment over the manner in which Kumar took the decision to part ways with the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has emerged as the singles largest party in the country on its own by winning 283 seats, after an alliance of 17 years.

JD (U) MLA Gyanendra Singh Gyanu earlier in the day questioned Kumar’s decision to break ties with the saffron party.

Gyanu revealed that several party leaders and workers were miffed with Kumar over his decision to shun BJP following Narendra Modi’s selection as NDA’s prime ministerial candidate.

(JPN)

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