Expelled Janata Dal-United (JDU) leader Prashant Kishor on Wednesday thanked Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, minutes after the party chief sacked him citing "anti-party activities".
The trouble between the two leaders had been brewing over the past few weeks following Kishor's disagreement with Kumar over the latter's support to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Parliament.
Taking to Twitter, Kishor wrote: "Thank you @NitishKumar. My best wishes to you to retain the chair of Chief Minister of Bihar. God bless you."
Thank you @NitishKumar. My best wishes to you to retain the chair of Chief Minister of Bihar. God bless you.ðÂÂÂðÂÂ¼— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) January 29, 2020
Alongside Kishor, another strong JD(U) leader Pavan Varma has been expelled barely a week after he wrote to the Bihar chief minister seeking "ideological clarity" on the alliance with the BJP.
On Tuesday, Kishor revolted against Kumar, charging him with having "lied" about his induction into the party and questioning if it was tantamount to admitting capitulation before the BJP.
In his first direct attack on the JD(U) national president, Kishor, who joined the party in September 2018 and was elevated to the rank of its national vice-president just weeks later, lashed out at Kumar for saying that he was inducted into the party at the instance of Union Home Minister and the then BJP chief Amit Shah.