In a big setback to INDI Alliance, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday (28 January) announced severing ties with 'Mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) in the state.
This came after Kumar resigned from his post as Bihar Chief Minister.
Kumar is now set to form government again in the state with the support of BJP, with his party set to align with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Soon after his announcement, Congress hit out at the Janata Dal (United) chief.
Comparing the leader to a chameleon, Congress said the people of Bihar will never forgive his betrayal.
"Nitish Kumar, who frequently changes political partners, is giving tough competition to the chameleons in changing colours," Congress spokesperson Jairam Ramesh posted on X.
Ramesh further claimed that the Prime Minister and the BJP are scared of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra and "this political drama has been created to divert attention from it".
Nitish Kumar was one of the key faces of the Opposition's INDIA bloc and was at the forefront of forging the united front to take on the formidable BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said that he knew Nitish Kumar would switch as "there are many people in the country like Aaya Ram-Gaya Ram", NDTV reported.
Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.
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