Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is likely to be replaced by Nitish Kumar in the next few days, as per news reports on Monday.
Nitish is likely to replace Manjhi by the end of the week and the decision reportedly has the backing of the JD(U).
The report comes a day after possible squabble between the two leaders within JD(U) was reported after senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi alleged that Manjhi was insulted by the ruling party workers at the behest of his predecessor Nitish Kumar.
"Chief Minister Manjhi was being insulted by some JD(U) leaders at the behest of his predecessor Nitish Kumar for visiting the RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's estranged brother- in-law Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav's house for feast," he said in a statement.
Manjhi's visit to the house of Sadhu Yadav, controversial brother-in-law of RJD President Lalu Prasad, during Makar Sankranti festivities had raked up a controversy with the JD(U) saying that Manjhi should shun such activities which gives a bad name to the party and the government.
Taking the JD(U) to task for questioning Sadhu Yadav's controversial background, Modi flayed the ruling party leaders for making snide remarks against the Chief Minister for being seen with the RJD supremo's relative despite the fact that there were other such leaders and legislators in the JD(U) ranks itself.
(With PTI Inputs)