Narendra Modi greets Jitan Ram Manjhi, assures support in development

By: Press Trust of India | Patna | Updated: May 20, 2014 8:16 pm

Minutes after Jitan Ram Manjhi was sworn in as Chief Minister of Bihar on Tuesday, Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi greeted the JD(U) leader and assured support in development of the state.

“Congratulations to Shri Jitan Ram Manjhi on taking over as Bihar Chief Minister….I wish him the very best and assure support in development of Bihar,” Modi tweeted minutes after Manjhi took over as Chief Minister.

BJP president Rajnath Singh and the senior party leader Sushil Kumar Modi also congratulated Manjhi. Nitish Kumar had resigned from the chief ministership two days ago taking moral responsibility for the JD(U)’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections winning a meagre two seats as against 20 it had won five years ago.

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