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Jitan Ram Manjhi removed as LLP

Jitan Ram ManjhiPolitical crisis has deepened in Bihar with the State cabinet authorising Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to recommend dissolution of the State assembly and the JD(U) legislature party deciding to remove Manjhi from the post of leader of legislature party.

While in a major development 97 of the 111 JD(U) legislators elected Nitish Kumar as their leader and removed Manjhi from the post of leader of the legislature party.

Amid the ongoing political drama, the State seems to be heading towards a constitutional crisis in the light of the cabinet proposal recommending dissolution of the state assembly.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of Delhi polls and discussed the political situation in Bihar in a meeting with top BJP leaders at his residence Saturday evening.

BJP President Amit Shah and Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Nitin Gadkari attended the meeting.

Sources said Mr. Modi took stock of the polling pattern in Delhi assembly polls and discussed the party’s prospects.

He is also believed to have discussed the emerging political situation in Bihar where there is a power tussle between JD(U) leaders Jitan Ram Manjhi and Nitish Kumar.

Earlier, the party President Amit Shah also had a meeting in New Delhi with the state party leaders from Bihar in view of current political situation.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Sushil Modi said the BJP is keeping a close watch on the situation.

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