Published On: Sat, Feb 7th, 2015

Manjhi appeals guv to dissolve Bihar assembly

New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday appealed Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi for dissolution of the state assembly in wake of the political deadlock in the state.

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Earlier in the day, Manjhi met his predecessor Nitish Kumar at the latter’s residence.

This meeting came at a time when speculations are rife that Manjhi will be sacked by the Janata Dal (United), with a view of reinstating Nitish Kumar to the top post.

Earlier, Manjhi had sent a recommendation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to sack two state cabinet ministers, Lallan Singh and P K Shahi, who are reportedly close to Nitish Kumar and also supporting the removal of Manjhi from his chief ministerial post.

Meanwhile, JD (U) leader Neeraj Kumar Babloo came out in support of Manjhi.

“If Manjhi ji decides to take the support of the BJP, we are ready. Whatever decision Manjhi ji takes, we will support him,” Babloo said.

Manjhi, who has embarrassed his party on several occasions during his short tenure as chief minister, earlier declared a meeting called today by party chief Sharad Yadav as ‘illegal’.

Nitish, who had resigned as the chief minister owning responsibility for his party getting only two of Bihar’s 40 Lok Sabha seats, had handpicked Manjhi to take his place.

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