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Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi say 'development of Bihar top priority'

Nitish reiterated that he quit the 'grand alliance' in Bihar for the development of the state

ANI  |  Patna 

Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi, Bihar
Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi after they were sworn-in as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively, at a ceremony in Patna.

Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar, who on Thursday took oath as Chief Minister, reiterated his stand that he quit the 'grand alliance' in for the of the state.

witnessed political upheaval soon after resigned on Wednesday as Chief Minister to protest against his Deputy Tejashwi Yadav's stubbornness to stay in the Cabinet despite being named in F.I.R. over the corruption charges.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader also took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister.

While talking to media, Kumar said, "My decision is in Bihar's interest and for its "

State's new Deputy Chief Minister said that will be a priority for the newly formed dispensation.

"will be a priority, will take to greater heights," said Modi.

With the swearing-in of and Sushil Modi, the political uncertainty in that loomed in on Wednesday after Kumar's resignation ended.

witnessed upheaval soon after Nitish Kumar's resignation.

Meanwhile, Kumar's former ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) cancelled its protest march to Raj Bhavan to oppose Kumar's swearing-in ceremony was cancelled due to the probationary orders.

Previously, the CBI registered a corruption case against RJD chief Lalu Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav on allegations of awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006.

Since then, the had been mounting pressure on Nitish to oust Tejashwi Yadav from the Cabinet, but Tejashwi Yadav remained adamant to continue in the Cabinet, and this led to the departure of JD-U and RJD led 'mahagadhbandhan' government in with Nitish's resignation.

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