Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, called for his removal, stating that he had lost his mental balance and was unfit to lead the state.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) intensified its protest in the Bihar assembly on Thursday, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar following his controversial ‘population control’ remark. Despite Kumar’s apology, BJP leaders, including Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, called for his removal, stating that he had lost his mental balance and was unfit to lead the state.
Sarma, addressing the situation in Madhya Pradesh, emphasized the need for Kumar to receive “rest and proper treatment” due to his apparent mental instability. He urged the Janata Dal (United) leaders to take action and remove Kumar from his position, stating that a chief minister with a lost mental balance posed a threat to the state.
Kumar’s controversial remarks, made during a discussion on education’s role in population control, drew outrage as he crudely explained how an educated woman could restrain her husband during sexual intercourse. Despite his subsequent apology, Chouhan dismissed it, stating that an individual who insulted women in such a manner had no right to hold the position of chief minister.
Meanwhile, BJP MLAs continued their protest inside the Bihar assembly for the second consecutive day, demanding Kumar’s resignation. The ongoing protests led to the adjournment of the assembly proceedings until 2 pm. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condemned Kumar’s actions, asserting that such disrespectful remarks about women reflected poorly on India and questioning Kumar’s capability to serve the public effectively.