The RJD has raised its pitch against Nitish Kumar being tapped for the top job again despite the JD(U) receiving only 43 seats in the assembly, behind the BJP.
In a tweet, RJD MP Manoj Jha said, "How can someone become chief minister after getting 40 seats? People's mandate is against Nitish Kumar, he is decimated. Bihar will find its alternative, which will be spontaneous.
The RJD had emerged as the single-largest party in 243-member Bihar assembly after counting of votes on November 10 but the Mahagathbandhan it formed with the Congress and Left failed to reach the majority mark of 122. The BJP won 74 seats, taking the National Democratic Alliance to 125 seats.