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Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan takes on Nitish Kumar

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 July 2017, 18:11 IST

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Thursday took a jibe at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and stated his name should be "Nitish Tyagi," in view of him earlier saying that he had himself given up the post when he yesterday resigned as the Chief Minister of the state.

"First, he made sacrifice and came in power. This time also, he sacrificed and again came in power. He is a kind of man who sacrifices a lot. He should be named Nitish Tyagi," Khan told ANI, in a rather sardonic tone.

"I have never seen a person getting such fruitful result of a sacrifice that quick. He should be congratulated for it," he added.

Bihar saw a major midnight political drama soon after Nitish Kumar resigned on Wednesday as Bihar Chief Minister to protest against his Deputy and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Supremo Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav's stubbornness to stay in the Cabinet despite being named in an F.I.R. over the corruption charges.

However, Tejashwi has put onus on Nitish and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the latest political development in the state.

Tejashwi said that political vendetta against him exposed the Opposition's viciousness.

"I delivered manifold than what was expected of me. My performance perturbed our ally and the BJP. The vendetta against me exposes their viciousness," he tweeted.

The RJD on Thursday morning was forced to cancel its protest march to Raj Bhavan to oppose Kumar's swearing-in ceremony due to the probationary orders.

-ANI

First published: 27 July 2017, 18:11 IST
 
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