Changing Political Equations in Bihar: HAM Decides to Withdraw Support to Ruling Grand Alliance Led by CM Nitish Kumar
In Bihar, the alliance partner Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular ) has formally decided to withdraw its support from ruling Grand Alliance led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. This was announced by the HAM Chief Santosh Kumar Suman, after a unanimous decision in its National Executive Committee meeting held today in Patna.
Mr. Suman said for the future course of action of Morcha, the National Executive has authorized it’s patron and former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. Mr Manjhi will meet senior BJP leaders and explore possibilities of a new alliance with NDA in a couple of days. The party chief also denied being a part of any third front.
Later, in the evening the delegation of Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) submitted its letter of withdrawal from ruling Grand Alliance to the governor. The party delegation met the governor in the Rajbhavan and submitted its letter. With this political development the number of allies in Grand Alliance has reduced to six.0 JD(U), RJD, Congress, CPM, CPI, and CPI(ML) are at its core.
The strength of Grand Alliance has reduced to 160 in the 243-member Legislative Assembly of the state. The new development will not affect the stability of Nitish Kumar-led government.