The NDA government in Bihar, formed as a result of JD(U) president Nitish Kumar’s latest volte face, will on Monday seek trust vote in the assembly where the numbers are stacked in its favour, but the opposition snaps at its heels.
The inaugural day of the budget session will commence with the Governor’s customary address to members of the bicameral legislature after which the assembly will take up the no-confidence motion against Speaker Awadh Bihari Chaudhary before the trust vote.
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The BJP-JD(U) combine has 128 members in the 243-member Bihar assembly, where the majority mark stands at 122.
The BJP has 78 seats, Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United 45 and Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustan Awam Morcha four seats. The remaining seat is held by an Independent MLA. The Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal and ally Congress hold 114 seats.
#WATCH | Patna: Bihar Minister and JDU leader Vijay Kumar Chaudhary says, “Today only two things will happen. The Speaker should step down on his own, otherwise, he will be removed and secondly, the government will win the majority test… All our MLAs are in touch with us.” pic.twitter.com/OZsTBhgmOb
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