Row erupts as Bihar minister skips court hearing to take oath

The re-engineered coalition between JD(U), RJD, Congress and others claimed the CM was unaware of the legal tangle involving Kartik, but it did little to keep BJP at bay. “If it was a mistake, then suspend him (Kartik) or accept that you are under pressure from RJD chief Lalu Prasad and cannot do anything,” said Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi, who used to be Nitish’s deputy.