Bihar: Nikhil Mandal, the spokesperson for Janata Dal United (JDU), left his position on Monday, claiming personal reasons. A month had passed since Nitish Kumar, the erratic chief minister of Bihar, severed relations with the BJP and joined the RJD-led “Mahagathbandhan.”
Reason for Resignation
Since taking on the position in 2016, Mandal has given personal reasons for his resignation.
According to insiders, Mandal was unsure about receiving a ticket for the assembly elections in 2025 after the political dynamics in the state shifted as a result of the JD(U) and RJD joining forces. He plans to run from Madhepura in the 2024 Lok Sabha election.
Nikhil Mandal thanks media colleagues in a tweet
Nikhil Mandal expressed his gratitude to all of his media colleagues on Twitter, writing, “In this 6 years 7 months and 12 days, I received enormous love and respect from all the media colleagues.”
Nikhil Mandal ran for the Bihar legislature in the year 2020 but was defeated by Dr. Chandrashekhar of the Rashtriya Janata Dal. After the JDU recently joined forces with the Mahagathbandhan, Chandrashekhar was appointed minister of education by the Nitish Kumar administration.
Additionally, when they were in opposition, he had harsh words for RJD leader Lalu Prasad and his son Tejaswi Yadav. He now finds himself in a challenging position to defend the Lalu family on the matter of corruption following the installation of a new government in the state.
Mandal has reportedly spent a lot of time in his district over the past three months, it should be noted.