Manjhi to continue as Bihar CM, says Nitish Kumar

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Patna, Jan 11 (IANS) Senior Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar Sunday said Jitan Ram Manjhi will continue to be Bihar’s chief minister, ending speculations over his removal.

“Manjhi would continue as the chief minister. All speculations about his removal are wrong,” Nitish Kumar told media here after his return from Delhi.
He said he went to Delhi to meet party president Sharad Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to discuss the merger of Janata parivar.
“I was in Delhi to discuss merger plan of Janata parivar. It had nothing to do with the issue of Manjhi’s removal as reported,” he said.
Speculations over Manjhi’s removal have been doing the rounds for the past 72 hours though four Bihar ministers have repeatedly said there was no move for leadership change in Bihar.

Last modified: January 11, 2015