The JD(U) Legislature party on Sunday decided to take the final call on choosing a new leader on Monday in the wake of the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

JD(U) MLAs unanimously chose Nitish Kumar as their leader and insisted that he withdraw his resignation, but an emotional Mr. Nitish refused.

When MLAs persisted asking him to continue as Chief Minister and even threatened to sit on dharna at his residence, Mr. Kumar sought time till Monday to convey his decision, party spokesman Sanjay Singh told reporters.

Accordingly, JD(U) Legislature party meeting has been called again on Monday, Mr. Singh said.