Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday tendered his resignation to state Governor Phagu Chauhan ahead of a meeting of NDA constituents on Sunday.

The governor accepted the resignation and asked Kumar to continue as the caretaker chief minister till the new NDA government is sworn in.

The ruling NDA secured majority in the recently concluded Bihar elections. A meeting of NDA parties will be held on November 15.

Both BJP and JD-U had declared that Nitish Kumar will continue as Chief Minister if the alliance wins the polls.

The BJP won 74 seats, JD-U 43 and eight seats were won by two other constituents of NDA.

Nitish Kumar had told media persons that he has not made any claim and decision about the leader of the ruling alliance in the state will be taken by the constituents.

He said people have given the mandate to NDA and it will form the government.

(with inputs from ANI)

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