New Delhi: The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday alleged that the script of the ongoing political turmoil in Bihar has been written in Delhi, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah do not want Nitish Kumar to take over as the Chief Minister.
"This script has been written in Delhi. Amit Shah is the director and at the behest of him, there has been a conflict in the JD (U). At the behest of him, efforts are being made to dissolve the legislative assembly," JD (U) leader KC Tyagi.
"PM and Amit Shah at any cost do not want Nitish Kumar to be the Chief Minister," he added.
Tyagi said that his party chief Sharad Yadav would submit a list of 130 MLAs to the Governor tomorrow and expressed hope that Nitish would be called to take oath as the state's next Chief Minister.
"We hope that the Governor will call Nitish Kumar to be the next CM in a couple of days," he told ANI here.
The JD (U) leader also alleged that Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has joined hands with the BJP.
"Manjhi ji has joined hands with BJP. And the proof is that after one hour of legislative party meet, the BJP supported him and asked him to dissolve the assembly," he said.
Nitish, who was elected as the leader of JD (U) legislature party at a party meeting held in Patna yesterday, is expected to stake claim to form a new government in the state later in the day.
Earlier last evening, Manjhi called a meeting of his Cabinet which authorised the Chief Minister to recommend the dissolution of Bihar Assembly. But this move was strongly opposed by 20 ministers loyal to Nitish.
Manjhi claimed he is authorised to take a decision on dissolution of the assembly.
Manjhi, who has refused to step down from his post, had yesterday written a letter to the Bihar Governor and requested him not to accept the recommendations made by the JD (U) legislature party meeting headed by Sharad Yadav.
He also urged the Governor to remove 15 ministers from their posts with immediate effect.
Adding a new twist to the entire controversy, 20 ministers late last night sent their resignation to the Governor in support of Nitish.
Meanwhile, Manjhi is expected to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) residence here this evening.