As directed by the All India Congress Committee (AICC), a Congress delegation led by state president Ashok Choudhary met the Governor and submitted the letter. (Agencies)
"We have handed over letter of support to the JD (U) government," Choudhary said.
With the support of the four-member Congress, the numbers for the new JD (U) government has increased to 124 in the Bihar Assembly whose effective strength at present is 239.
When asked about the chances of Congress joining the new ministry to be led by Jitan Ram Manjhi, he said there was no instruction from the Congress leadership.
State Congress vice-president and media in-charge, Prem Chand Mishra, said the Congress support to a secular government in Bihar was unconditional.
Congress Legislature party leader Sadanand Singh said, "We are continuing our support to JD (U) after it severed ties with BJP."
The Congress has four members in the Bihar Assembly at present and three members including PCC chief Ashok Choudhary in the Legislature Council.
With Nitish Kumar turning down the plea to withdraw his resignation as Chief Minister and choosing Manjhi as his successor on Monday, a JD (U) delegation had handed over a letter of support of 117 JD (U) MLAs, two independents and one CPI to the Governor while staking claim to form the government.
As directed by the All India Congress Committee (AICC), a Congress delegation led by state president Ashok Choudhary met the Governor and submitted the letter.