Patna: Bihar`s former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday congratulated arch-rival Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi.
"I congratulate and greet Narendra Modi for his victory and becoming the PM-designate," he said in a Facebook post.
Kumar`s gesture followed Modi congratulating Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.
In the post, Kumar also gave the reasons for giving up the chief minister`s post.
"I did not get majdoori (wage) for my labour in the results of general elections. I thought I need to win your faith once more and resigned on moral grounds," he wrote.
"I have given up chair but not my responsibility towards Bihar. Once again I will try to win your trust and support for making a strong and prosperous Bihar and a lively India," he said.
"I have never practised politics of comfort and compromised with my ideology... I am son of a freedom fighter...My life is an open book and I have never tried to win peoples trust my marketing myself," he said.