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Modi welcomes Nitish Kumar's resignation, says it's need of hour

PTI
Published : Jul 26, 2017, 8:38 pm IST
Updated : Jul 26, 2017, 8:38 pm IST

Kumar on Wednesday resigned as chief minister, citing differences with ally RJD over corruption charges against Tejaswi Yadav.

 "1.25 crore people are welcoming and supporting his honesty," Modi said in a series of tweets. (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the resignation of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying in doing so he has joined the fight against corruption.

Immediately after Kumar announced his resignation, Modi tweeted: "Congratulations! Mr Nitish Kumar for joining the fight against corruption."

"1.25 crore people are welcoming and supporting his honesty," he said in a series of tweets.

"For the bright future of the country, and especially Bihar, it is the need of the hour to rise above political differences and join the fight against corruption," Modi said.

Kumar on Wednesday resigned as chief minister, citing differences with ally RJD over corruption charges against Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, son of Lalu Prasad. 

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