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Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned

Feb 20, 2015 12:40 IST

Chief Minister (CM) of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned on 20 February 2015 and recommended the dissolution of the Bihar Assembly. He resigned before the trust vote.

Governor of Bihar KN Tripathi accepted his resignation.  

He was elected by the Janata Dal (United) Party as the 23rd Chief Minister of Bihar following Nitish Kumar's resignation. Nitish Kumar had resigned from the post of CM after his party’s poor show in Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

Earlier, he had served as Minister for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes’ Welfare in the cabinet of Nitish Kumar.

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